It does kinda contradict the bleak view that Beer keeps portraying... no doubt after watching it he’ll claim it was all staged, and only the end in the small village was the way that all of India is.
The opposition we hear in it is interesting too... as the same arguments are heard almost everywhere... including in the United States.
Svendawg: I agree, some more on the casts would have been nice, but then Lalita Law (the school principal) did have a bit to say on it:
Q: The kids in your school, what do their parents do?
A: They belong to the lowest casts of Indian society. They’re not supposed to be near people of the upper casts because they will contaminate the very air that they breathe.
Q: They are untouchables?
A: Yes, they are untouchables.
One can only hope that with sufficient opportunities and pressure that such things can change... sadly any change probably would not as quickly as many would like.