Film Screening Monsoon Oracle

The Monsoon Oracle is a factual film, directed by Shrenik Rao. It is an intimate portrayal of the central festival of Telangana, called Bonalu.

Set in Hyderabad, India’s fifth largest city, this film narrates stories of women and men who dedicate their lives to enacting the roles of the Hindu Goddess Mahankali’s oracles and to the role of Pothuraju, the goddess’ whip wielding brother.

The film presents an insight into extraordinary ritualistic practices that are performed every year in India in the hope of a bountiful monsoon and explores the emotional and psychological dimensions of these annual role enactments.

The dialogue takes place in Telugu with English subtitles. The narration is in English.

Screening followed by a Q&A with the Director and reception

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm