The Boy in the Branch

English (subtitled), 27 min, 1993, India

“The Branch is the Life of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh”
(Mohan Bhagwat, RSS leader)

Set at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, India, 'The Boy in the Branch' is a film about the indoctrination of young Hindu boys by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (the RSS), India’s foremost Hindu fundamentalist organization. Juxtaposing the activities of two different RSS 'shakhas' or branches, the film documents the stories and the games, the rituals and the play that socialize the young RSS recruit.

Wide Eye Film
Creative Crew
Ranjan Palit
Reena Mohan
P. M. Satheesh
A Wide Eye film for South, Channel 4
Awards and Screenings:

International Premiere - Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany (International Competition)