Indian Space Dreams
Scientists at Mumbai's Tata Institute of Fundamental Research have been working since 2001 to build and launch Astrosat. If successful, it will allow astronomers to study black holes as never before and get closer to understanding how our universe is formed. Vinita is more excited about her lab work than about the prospect of an arranged marriage. When he's not building Astrosat, Professor Rao often visits Geeta Nagar, the slum next door, where children like Sanjana, inspired by the rocket launch, dream of a better life. The stakes are big for everyone - but so are the obstacles in a country constantly struggling against the odds.
Bertha DocHouse at Curzon cinema in London (premiere 02.12.19)
River to River Florence Indian Film Festival (December 2019)