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The Showcards


This short film documents the origins of The Hartwick Collection of Vintage Bollywood Art.  The documentary was directed by Angela Hartwick, the owner of the collection, and featured as a video installation at the Royal Ontario Museum's major exhibition, Bollywood Cinema Showcards, Indian Film Art from the 1950s to 1980s. Showcards from The Hartwick Collection

While Bollywood memorabilia is popular today, this was not always the case. In this film, Shahid Mansoori, owner of a tiny shop in Mumbai's dusty Chor Bazaar, tells the story of how he started collecting Bollywood advertisements when no one wanted them because of his 'craze' for films and the hope that someday such ephemera would be valued by someone.

Directed by: Angela Hartwick
Director of Photography: Daryl Visscher
Produced by: The Hartwick Collection