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firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Jai Maharaj): Nov 08 03:09AM
Bollywood is sizzling: Miami University's first Indian film festival
By Madeleine Mary Laplante-Dube The Miami Student miamistudent.net November 4, 2014
Diwali Dances - The MU Indian Students Association presented their annual Diwali Show Saturday in Hall Auditorium. This year's theme was, "The Bachelor: Destination India." Photo by Frank Roskam
The Center for American and World Cultures will be hosting Miami's first Indian Film Festival starting Tuesday, Nov. 4 and running until Nov. 7.
Set to show in 212 MacMillan Hall, each day of the week will feature two to three different films, with each showing beginning at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. The festival, "Women and Their Families: An Indian Lense," deals exclusively with issues involving women in India.
"We're looking at young women, middle aged women; we're looking at women and their relationships with their parents, their brothers, their sisters, their husbands," Mary Jane Berman, director of The Center or American and World cultures and one of the coordinators for this event, said. "We're looking at women facing modern day situations in an India that's changing, an India that is dropping many of its taboos."
While the eight films that will be shown during this four-day event deal with challenges that women face in India today, the films are anything but repetitive.
"These films are so diverse. When [students] come to at least some of these films, they will be getting a good glimpse of various issues," Lalita Satyal, a professor of Hindi at Miami and co-coordinator of the festival, said.
"[Bollywood] seems to be everywhere. People are doing henna, they're eating Indian food, they are loving Bollywood dances; the whole world is caught up in the Bollywood craze. India is so hot right now. Bollywood is sizzling," Satyal added.
The festival is not solely about the films either.
"My most favorite part that I'm looking forward to are the discussions that will go on after the films," Berman said.
"Producing, directing, screenwriting; yeah, there's not a thing he doesn't do," Berman said.
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