About the Series
Election Adda @ CPR
Most formal discussions on elections and politics lean towards the academic side which can alienate a lot of people, especially considering how everyone in India seems involved in all things politics. The idea behind the Election Adda series is to have witty and humorous, yet meaningful discussions on the idiosyncrasies of our democracy.
About the Documentary
The Magnificent Journey: Times and Tales of Democracy
Directed by Abhijit Banerjee and Ranu Ghosh
Drawing upon unique footage from hundreds of conversations with would be voters and local leaders in the towns and villages of North India, this documentary emphasizes the humor, the passion and intellectual depth that participants brings into their decisions. This is both a way to resist the idea that democracy is an elite preoccupation and also to underscore the enormous challenge of making the right choice.
Screening and Discussion
Screening begins at 6:00 pm followed by a panel discussion.