Midnight's Children --
"'Born in the hour of India's freedom. Handcuffed to history.' Saleem and his changeling twin Shiva tumble into the world at midnight on August 15, 1947 -- the moment when India seizes independence from the British Raj. The children born close to Independence Midnight possess special powers and their lives are magically linked to the fate of India, where the fantastic always exists alongside the mundane. Forbidden love, wars, betrayals, and political upheavals tear apart Saleem, his family, and the Midnight's Children. Saleem's humanity and hope are almost extinguished... but hope is hard to annihilate. Based on the best-selling, Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children is an intricately woven, human story: at once epic and intimate, comic and magical."
-- Telefilm Canada
"Telefilm Canada: Catalogues: Midnight's Children." Telefilm Canada. http://www.telefilm.ca/en/catalogues/production/midnight-s-children.