Wagah

Direction
Year 
2009
Country
  • Germany
  • India
  • Pakistan
Runtime
14min 

Each night Wagah, the only crossing along the more than 3000 km India-Pakistan border, becomes the locus of an exceptional event. Crowds of people observe the symbolic spectacle of the closing of the border, trying to get as near to the gates as possible in its aftermath. There they greet former friends and acquaintances – their neighbors until the 1947 partition of the country. In contrast to its tenor, this peculiar “festival,” seen through the eyes of three young DVD sellers, represents the lone daily moment when, at least symbolically, the two nations are rejoined.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Wagah
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Supriyo Sen
  • Cinematography
    Ranu Ghosh, Najaf Bilgrami
  • Editing
    Szilvia Ruszev
  • Runtime
    14 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Germany
    • India
    • Pakistan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production

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