Of Mad Rivers and Quiet Contemplations

REALITY TELEVISION today means that the audience voyeuristically consumes fiction twisted into reality. This mediascape of video signals spikes daily life to produce drama and everyday moments transformed into crude emotional ruptures.

In such a time, to view a 125-minute film that does nothing but ‘looks’ quietly and intently at a small community at work, is disconcerting. In A Duet with a River God, Altaf Mazid disregards polemics and drama. He pares down his gaze to a certain regard for lives lived differently.

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