Source: Chicago Tribune
Can a single-issue protest party come to power?
The answer, as shown in “An Insignificant Man,” a new documentary by first-time filmmakers Vinay Shukla and Khushboo Ranka, is a resounding yes.
“An Insignificant Man,” released by VICE in the U.S. last week, is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the rise of India’s anti-corruption party Aam Aadmi Party, or AAP, and its leader, Arvind Kejriwal. They were “nobodies on this political circuit,” Ranka said, yet managed to dethrone the powerful Congress Party in Delhi in 2013.
That they were nobodies at the time filming began was fortuitous: Shukla and Ranka were allowed to be flies on the wall everywhere from war room meetings to rallies to TV filmings, amassing almost 400 hours of footage.
Watch “An Insignificant Man” below and read the story at the Chicago Tribune.
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