Grahanam-The Eclipse (Mohan Indraganti, 96 minutes)
Friday January 7th, 2005, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
This film screening was held to raise relief funds for the devastating Tsunami that hit parts of South Asia, South East Asia and Africa.
Set inside a village of Andhra Pradesh, the story’s hero is Kanakayya, a young boy suddenly stricken with a peculiar illness. Local shaman, Gopayya, diagnoses the boy’s affliction as Doshagunam, a potentially fatal disease with controversial causes. The situation arouses suspicion about the virtue of Saradamba, a high-caste village lady and a benefactor of Kanakayya.