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‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack

Redford bids farewell to acting with throwback crime caper TORONTO, Canada, Sept 11, (Agencies): A hard-to-watch telling of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India in Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai” provoked tears and cheers at its world premiere at the Toronto film festival. It is an “anthem of resistance,” the Australian director declared at a press conference. “You had a whole lot of people from every conceivable background, racial, ethnic, from different socioeconomic groups who came together in the face of real adversity to survive,” Maras said. The film received a standing ovation over the weekend for its searing, vivid dramatization...


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Impressive roster of CSR initiatives rolls out by TIME Hotels

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What is home? South Sudanese poet reflects on decades of flight and exile

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