La Nau (Aula Magna): Tuesday 21 (18:00)
When untouchable out-caste Dukhi goes to the village Brahmin to get the date of his daughter’s marriage fixed in accordance to Hindu astrology, the Brahmin in turn asks for labour without pay in exchange. Already sick and feeble due to a recent fever, Dukhi accepts and starts cleaning the Brahmin’s house and stable. An intense rural drama, ‘The Deliverance’ is a vicious indictment of the Indian caste system, ironically sponsored by the Indian National TV, Doordarshan.
India · 1981 · 46 min.
Om Puri, Smita Patil, Mohan Agashe, Gita Siddharth, Richa Mishra.