The event is free and open to the public.
The film subjects include the war in
The films were produced by students in Pavithra Narayanan’s film and production course. The coursework required students to create a short film after spending hours viewing, discussing, critiquing and thinking about Asian American films.
“The basis of choosing to look at Asian-American films is not only to narrow the lens but to also look at a minority group that has largely remained visible only through work and almost invisible as people. Through popular culture we explore and understand the role of media in influencing ideas of race and identity in the
In addition to a background in British and Indian literature and in women’s studies, Narayanan holds a master’s degree in mass communication. She has for the last several years focused considerable energy in producing documentaries that engage critical issues in contemporary Indian culture, including a film entitled “India and Free Trade: A Closer Look at Bhopal,” which focuses on the Bhopal Union Carbide disaster. She is currently working on a film about female infanticide in
The screening is sponsored by the
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