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Bombay Calling

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Kas Lalani's flight touches down in Bombay. His cell phone is ringing off the hook. The CEO of a small British outsourcing firm, he is working hard to cash in on the global gold rush of telemarketing jobs from the West. Bombay provides him with access to well-educated, English-speaking youths eager to get ahead and willing to sacrifice almost anything to do it.

For their efforts, they are paid more money than their parents ever dreamed of earning. And they spend it, frequenting a new brand of all-night discos that cater to their unusual office hours.

In Bombay Calling, filmmakers Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal dive into this bustling world of late nights, long hours and hard partying. The result is a compelling insider's look at youth culture in India, and a growing number of young people who choose to follow the American dream...Indian style.

2006, 70 min 14 s

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Geneva Grand Prize
Festival Médias Nord-Sud
October 2 to 6 2007, Geneva - Switzerland

Bronze Plaque - Category: Humanities
International Film and Video Festival
November 7 to 12 2006, Columbus - USA

NFB Colin Low Award for Most Innovative Canadian Documentary
Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival
May 23 to 28 2006, Vancouver - Canada

Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
April 19 to 23 2006, Beverly Hills - USA

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