Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)

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Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)

Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)
DVDRip | MKV | 700x558/708x572 | x264 @ 1850 Kbps | 180 min | 2,59 Gb
Audio: English-Hindi AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English hardcoded
Genre: Documentary

Director: Anand Patwardhan
Writer: Anand Patwardhan (screenplay)

For thousands of years India’s Dalits were abhorred as “untouchables,” denied education and treated as bonded labour. By 1923 Bhimrao Ambedkar broke the taboo, won doctorates abroad and fought for the emancipation of his people. He drafted India’s Constitution, led his followers to discard Hinduism for Buddhism. His legend still spreads through poetry and song. In 1997 a statue of Dr. Ambedkar in a Dalit colony in Mumbai was desecrated with footwear. As angry residents gathered, police opened fire killing 10. Vilas Ghogre, a leftist poet, hung himself in protest. Jai Bhim Comrade shot over 14 years, follows the poetry and music of people like Vilas and marks a subaltern tradition of reason that, from the days of the Buddha, has fought superstition and religious bigotry.

IMDB - 3 wins

I have seen all of Mr. Patwardhan's documentaries. They should be essential viewing for anyone who wants to look beyond 'the official story' put forward by the media and the Indian government i.e.the rich and powerful.

Jai Bhim confronts the dirty reality of the caste system something India hides from the rest of the world. Indians are quick to point out racism against them in other countries when they are guilty of the worst kind of racism and discrimination -violent, brutal and degrading and all this comes down from their 'sacred' but completely sexist,racist Hindu texts.
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Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)

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