Nick Gifford ~ Filmmaker

“His work has to do with precision of understanding and portrayal, humour in both, and fellowship as an ideal.” Peter Sainsbury




... forms an unforgettable documentary portrait of curious lives from the days of the Raj.

“General Sahib” follows the daily duties of a retired Major-General (MC) from the Indian Army who runs a hospital for lepers, mental cases and children - poor creatures who have lost their bodies and minds and wander in the other world of sickness. The bristling, leonine General is also seen visiting his old military barracks at Poona, and indulging in a chukka of polo. His manner does not change, he still has a word for everyone. A slightly unnerving reminder that compassion is not necessarily excluded from the military cast of mind, although its expression may appear rather odd.”  TIME OUT 

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