Featured Film: The Backward Class

Meet the first class of dalit ('untouchable') caste students to attempt the Indian School Certificate exams & aspire for university.

Saturday May 9 @ 5:30 p.m. at Metro Cinema at the Garneau

backward-posterStakes are high for the first class of ‘untouchable’ caste students at Bangalore’s Shanti Bhavan school; after 13 years of education, they’re about to take national exams – the results of which determine whether or not they proceed to college, breaking their families out of poverty.

The Backward Class has been described as “cheer out loud documentary filmmaking”, and took home the 2014 Audience award at Hot Docs.

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