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Filmmaker Priyanka Kumar offers an illuminating look at the legacy of celebrated filmmaker Satyajit Ray while traveling to Bengal with film preservationist David Sheppard on a mission to save the Oscar-winning filmmaker's most treasured works. Bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1992 for his masterful "Apu Trilogy," Ray died in Calcutta just a few short months later. When Sheppard and Kumar arrived in Bengal to ensure that Ray's films were being properly preserved, they were shocked to discover that the original negatives were in tatters. As Sheppard works to ensure that future generations of film lovers will have access to these remarkable works, director Martin Scorsese, producer Ismail Merchant, and composer Ravi Shankar offer their opinions on what constitutes a masterpiece, and why Ray's films still resonate with viewers in the 21st Century. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi