On the occasion of the exhibition Indian Highway, MAXXI is offering rich programme of events running in parallel with and expanding upon the show.
MAXXI B.A.S.E. is hosting a screening of the trilogy by the multiple prize-winning Indian director Anand Patwardhan, a documentary filmmaker frequently censored in his homeland but internationally renowned for his work investigating themes of social commitment and political activism.
Saturday 14 January 2012, 17.00
Screening of the film War and Peace (2002)
MAXXI B.A.S.E. multi-purpose hall – free admittance
War and Peace (2002) was filmed over the course of four years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the United States following nuclear testing in the Indian sub-continent. The film is a travel documentary looking at pacifist activism against militarism and global warfare, with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 acting as a backdrop. The story focuses on the dramatic situation of residents living close to the nuclear test sites and the horrific effects of the uranium mines on the local people.
Duration: 130 minutes