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Why should you read "Midnight's Children"?
It begins with a countdown. A woman goes into labor as the clock ticks towards midnight. Across India, people wait for the declaration of independence after nearly 200 years of British rule. At the stroke of midnight, an infant and two new nations are born in perfect synchronicity. These events form the foundation of "Midnight's Children." Iseult Gillespie explores Salman Rushdie's dazzling novel. [Directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat, narrated by Adrian Dannatt, music by Cem Misirlioglu / Joel Kreimeyer-Kelly].