A BURST OF SONG

A Documentary by Lia Beltrami

A BURST OF SONG

 Directed by Lia Beltrami | India 2021 | 30′
Language: English with Italian Subtitles

June 24, 2022 |  8:00 pm  | Screening Room D

“When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy. When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song. Come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.
(R. Tagore)

This is Kolkata: it vibrates on Tagore’s verses, it walks Gandhi’s steps, it breathes the love of Mother Teresa. It’s right here where Bharati, Rahima and Sumita were born: under a bridge, along the train station, in the red light zone.  Their stories intertwine in the home of the Sisters of Providence, where dreams come true. Rahima became a flight stewardess. Sumita left her abusive husband. Unfortunately Bharati left us before the editing of the film was finished, leaving behind a son.

Director Statement.

“Giving voice to those who have no voice”…
Barathi left her will, I tried to tell it in pictures.

Festivals

  • AWARDS – 54
  • OFFICIAL SELECTIONS – 123

In the slums of Calcutta, three girls manage to rescue themselves by pursuing their dreams.

Director:                          Lia beltrami
Producer:                        Aurora Vision
Cinematography:       Ferran Paredes Rubio
Editor:                                Lia Beltrami
Music:                                 Alberto Beltrami
2d Camera:                      Andrea Morghen
Graphics:                           Asaf Ud Daula

DIRECTOR

Lia Beltrami, producer director and writer. Her new documentary, A Burst of Song, won 54 awards, She received the Golden Lion for Peace 2017 in Venice. She directed 45 documentaries all over the world, winning 124 awards for her films. She is appointed as Representative of Religions for Peace at FAO-UN. In 1997 she founded Religion Today Film Festival, and the group Women of Faith for Peace in Jerusalem. She wrote 6 books: the new is “Picnic: the Art of Living”. She is the CEO of the production company Aurora Vision, honorary president of Nostalgia Film Festival, advisor for Dhaka Film Festival and Benin City Film Festival and honorary member of the House of Wisdom, Grenada