Wednesday, November 19, 2008
India or Bust...
So I am headed to Mumbai, India (fka Bombay) in January for about 10 weeks. I am excited/anxious about absorbing the culture, trying new things, and seeing some amazing places. In preparation, I am looking at some films, documentaries, books, etc. that might prepare me and/or educate me before I go. I've had the following suggested to me lately.
My sister Julie recommended the 1989 film Salaam Bombay about a boy forced to survive on his own in the slums of Bombay.
Matt recommended I read A Son of the Circus by John Irving, which is very timely as I have been wanting to read Irving for a while.
I picked up Born into Brothels, an honest look at child prostitution in India.
I also recently saw Danny Boyle's new film, Slumdog Millionaire.
What else might you recommend? Let me know and I can add it to my list!