BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

Bombay Calling

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Bombay Calling
Canada / 2006 / 72 min
DIRECTOR:
Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal
BOMBAY CALLING is an insightful and entertaining look at the world of outsourcing

In the past 10 years, outsourcing has become one of globalization’s main phenomena. Many American and English companies have started moving their customer service and telemarketing to India, where English is spoken and wage rates are low. Thousands of educated young Indians start working in telemarketing with hopes of success in the business world. But what happens when you live in one world and work in another? BOMBAY CALLING gives an insightful, entertaining and sobering look into this phenomenon. 

Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal

Ben Addelman graduated from Montreal’s Concordia University’s Communication Studies program in 2001. He subsequently trained as a cameraman with a Kosovo-based NGO and worked as an assistant editor/producer on a National Geographic series profiling Medecins Sans Frontieres. He previously co-directed the award-winning 2004 documentary DISCORDIA.

Samir Mallal graduated from Concordia University’s Communication Studies program in 2002. He went on to intern at the National Film Board of Canada, training in a range of film and media related skills. In 2004, he co-directed DISCORDIA, with Ben Addelman. Mallal is also a musician and an actor.