Doc Soup Calgary
Hot Docs is honoured to partner with the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) for the sixth consecutive season of Doc Soup Calgary. Launching in November, and then running the first Wednesday of each month from November to April, Doc Soup Calgary brings six of the hottest docs to local audiences, often with a guest filmmaker in attendance to answer questions after the screening.
2014-15 Doc Soup Screenings:
November 5, 2014
December 3, 2014
January 7, 2015
February 4, 2015
March 4, 2015
April 1, 2015
Subscriptions & Tickets
Subscriptions for the 2014-15 Doc Soup Calgary season are now ON SALE.
Subscribe today and get all 6 films for only $68.00 (includes GST and service charges). Limited quantity available.
Single tickets are $15.
THE BACKWARD CLASS
D: Madeleine Grant | Canada | 2014 | 91 min
The students of Shanti Bhavan residential school in Bangalore, India, imagine a future that defies their “untouchable” caste. Ostracized and oppressed by virtue of birth alone, the young men and women of Shanti Bhavan’s Grade 12 class intend to break a cycle entrenched for generations by becoming the first Dalit students in India’s history to undertake the national Indian School Certificate exams. After 13 years of preparation, the students nervously focus on exam day. As pressure mounts, confidence wavers. Inflation has made it difficult to attract good teachers and questions arise as to whether or not the class is ready for the exam challenge. Some students crack under the weight of parental expectations, while others fear bad luck will forever seal their fate. With their futures hanging in the balance, the students look to one another for support in this powerful testimonial from those who refuse to be silenced. Michelle Latimer
THE BACKWARD CLASS
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas, 200 Barclay Parade Southwest
Doc Soup Calgary is presented by the Calgary International Film Festival, City and Hot Docs.
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