Pressures

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Duration: 1 hour

Documentary about Bombay's vast suburban rail network, which serves six-and-a-half million commuters every day. As Bombay's population swells by tens of thousands each week, the railway and the people whose lives revolve around it struggle to cope with the pressure and the peaktime 'super-dense crush load'. From the train driver to the illegal hawker and the homeless shoe-shine boy, each has a story to tell about this remarkable railway system, often described as the lifeline of India.

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Credits

Narrator
Bernard Hill
Executive Producer
Grant McKee
Executive Producer
Richard Klein
Writer
Gerry Troyna
Producer
Gerry Troyna
Director
Gerry Troyna

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The Romance of Indian Railways

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A 1975 film celebrating 150 years of rail transport with a look at India's rail network.

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