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by Franziska Schönenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian


Baskaran left India for Dubai with high hopes but came back in a coffin. His widow Sundari didn't believe he committed suicide, so the relatives recruit cousin and filmmaker Jayakrisahnan Subramanian to uncover, what really happened. On his research, Jayakrishnan discovers that his cousin's fate symbolizes the exploited dreams of thousands others and the consequences they have to face when they wake up. 

international title: Kalveli: Shadows of the Desert
original title: Die Schatten der Wüste
country: Germany, India
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Franziska Schönenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian
film run: 86'
release date: DE 10/01/2019
screenplay: Franziska Schönenberger
cinematography by: Christopher Aoun
film editing: Robert Vakily
music: Vedanth Bharadwaj, Bindumalini Narayanaswami
producer: Maximilian Plettau
executive producer: Ferdinand Freising
production: BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF), Nominalfilm

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