Kino in der Brotfabrik, Kreuzstraße 16, , Bonn
The Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS) will be showing and discussing the film "Salaam Bombay" at Kino in der Brotfabrik, Bonn.
We invite you to a post-screening talk with Sigrid Limprecht, Förderverein Filmkultur, and members of the BCDSS of Bonn University, who specialize in child and labor exploitation. Contributions from the public are very welcome. Explore with us asymmetrical relationships of children and women in the context of poverty!
This is the third film in our dependency-related film series "Who's Got the Power" with Förderverein Filmkultur Bonn.
"Salaam Bombay" engages with varying forms of asymmetrical relationships that are forced primarily upon children and women. They are pushed to megacity by various factors but mainly by poverty. Here, the city is not just a place of arrival, it becomes a dreamscape. People initially conceive it as a place of hope; hence the allure of (push towards) the city. However, soon after their arrival, they end up bound in extreme forms of asymmetrical relationships. i.e. brothels or slums where their lives further unravel. As a social formation, like villages, the city has its underlying logic of patriarchy and casteism which deeply structure people’s lives. The movie clearly portrays how people are forced into extreme forms of asymmetrical dependencies. Money, men, and power are inextricably connected to the lives of the socially destitute and deprivations flourish, while those on the streets become interchangeable. (Jahfar Shareef Pokkanali)