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Fearless: The Hunterwali Story +
My Mother India
D: Riyad Vinci Wadia,
Safina Uberoi
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
for both films
15.11.2003
19:00
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Fearless
India 1993, 62 min., Engl. OV with German subtitles, Documentary

India 2001, 52 min., Engl. OV, Documentary

From 1935 to 1959, "Fearless Nadia" was the whipcracking, pistol-packing, singing, dancing, daredevil queen of the Indian screen. Riyad Wadia's biography of India's legendary stunt actress captures the unique persona of the Australian-born femme-firecracker who thrilled audiences with her daring portrayals of fearless, rough-and-ready heroines, from her first starring role as "Hunterwali" (The Lady with the Whip), through such hits as "Diamond Queen", "Lady Robinhood", and "Jungle Goddess".

"My Mother India" is a daughter's reflection on her mother's journey from Australia to India as well as her own journey, as the daughter of a fair skinned foreigner in India. The story travels between India and Australia, between the past and present as it explores the heritage of a multicultural marriage, and the personal and political forces that shape a family over the past 50 years.