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Robin Baker, Head Curator, British Film Institute, tells us how they restored Indian silent movie Shiraz (1928)

The British Film Institute, known for its work in film restoration, has restored silent Indian movie Shiraz (1928) with background music score by multi Grammy-nominated musician Anoushka Shankar. The film is being screened in four Indian cities with Shankar performing live music in front of the audience. Robin Baker, Head Curator, BFI, was in the Capital at British Council, to announce the movie tour, which happens to be a part of larger initiative UK-India 2017 Year of Culture, by India and the UK.

We spoke to Robin Baker exclusively on the challenges of film restoration, his personal favourites, and how the BFI procured original negative material of Shiraz. Take a look below:

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