Majma

Performance
Director:
Rahul Roy
English (subtitled), 54 min, 2001, India

Aslam sells medicines for sexual problems on the pavements of Meena Bazar enar Jama Masjid in Delhi. Khalifa Barkat presides over an akhara in the adjacent park and puts a group of young men through the moral and physical grind of wrestling. Through the park and the market pass hundreds of men every day. 'Majma' explores the instability of working class lives and its impact on male sexuality and gender relations.

 
Producer:
Rahul Roy
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Rahul Roy
Sound:
Asheesh Pandya
Script: Saba Dewan, Rahul Roy
 
Awards and Screenings:

 
Screened at:
The Asian Currents Competition, Yamagata International Documentary Festival, Japan, 2001
The Silver Wolf Competition, IDFA, Amsterdam, 2001
Munich International Documentary Festival, 2002
Cracow International Film Festival, Poland, 2002
Gottingen International Ethnographic Film Festival, Germany, 2002
Ethno film festival, Berlin, 2002
RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Films, UK, 2003
PSBT-UNESCO International Film Festival, Delhi, 2003
Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2003
Kara International Film Festival, Karachi, 2003