Bombay Calling

1 h 10 min
Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal

This feature documentary chronicles the lives of young call-centre workers in Bombay (Mumbai), India. The film profiles several characters who attempt to sell phone services to clients in the UK, showing both sides of globalization’s impact on India – the economic benefits as well as the break with tradition and loss of innocence. A compelling insider’s look at youth culture in India and the growing number of young people who choose to follow the American dream, Indian-style.

Awards and distinctions

  • Geneva Grand Prize Festival Médias Nord-Sud - Geneva, 2007
  • Bronze Plaque - Category: Humanities International Film and Video Festival - Columbus, 2006
  • NFB Colin Low Award for Most Innovative Canadian Documentary Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival - Vancouver, 2006
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles - Beverly Hills, 2006