Monsoon At The Portland Eco Film Festival

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Monsoon At The Portland Eco Film Festival
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Portland Ecofilm Festival says
Part road movie, part spectacle, part human drama, Monsoon is a documentary exploration of a monsoon, the vast seasonal weather system that unifies the immense and varied culture of India, shaping the conditions of existence for its billion-plus inhabitants - including meteorologists, who seek to contain it within an explanatory net of scientific analysis and rational forecast; the neighborhood bookie who takes bets on the arrival of the rains; the farmers and fishermen, who contend with the system’s godlike, life-and-death caprices; the citizens of Mumbai, where the monsoon’s arrival is felt from the slums to the stock market to the Bollywood film industry; the nature conservationists, who worry about the impact on the country’s endangered species; and the ordinary Indian family, for whom the annual deluge is part of a rhythmic cycle, at once unfathomably cruel and joyously affirming.
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By: Portland Ecofilm Festival