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A Burst of Song

Lia Beltrami 30:00, Italy

In the slums of Calcutta, three girls manage to rescue themselves by pursuing their dreams. Bharati, Rahima and Sumita were born in Kolkata: 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.

Lia Beltrami is a producer, director and writer. Her new documentary, A Burst of Song, won 51 awards worldwide. She has received the Golden Lion for Peace 2017 in Venice and has directed 50 documentaries all over the world.