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Satyajit Ray: Working with India’s cinematic master

Bengali film director Satyajit Ray has been described as one of the most influential directors in world cinema, with acclaimed US director Martin Scorsese among those crediting him as an inspiration.

Early on in his career, Satyajit Ray released the Apu trilogy. The series followed the life of a man who grew up in a Bengali village.

The films garnered critical acclaim, winning many awards worldwide.

Soumitra Chatterjee, the actor who played the title character in the final film, spoke to Witness about the legendary director.

Witness is a World Service programme of the stories of our times told by the people who were there.