San Antonio Museum or Art

Global Lens: Shadow Kill (Nizhalkkuthu), (India, 2002) 92 minutes

Films


Friday, July 25, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Auditorium

Price: Free with Museum admission.

For 2014, SAMA is reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series.

Introduction and post-film discussion led by Steven Kellman, professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

FILM INFORMATION

A hangman in a southern Indian village who has spent his life carrying out politically motivated executions is now old and so wracked with guilt that he takes to heavy drinking and praying to the goddess Kali to forgive his sins. Veteran director Adoor Gopalakrishnan sets the film in 1941, the violent cusp of Indian independence, pitting Gandhian principles against the harsher traditions of punishment and retribution. The subtly nuanced performances bring the ever-present questions to bear on today''s political debate.

 


Shadow Kill is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative as part of the Global Lens series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org.