IWP Cinematheque: Jai Bhim Comrade

Date: 

October 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location: 

109 English Philosophy Build

Contact Name: 

Morse, Kelly L

Contact Phone: 

+1 319 335 0128

 In this weekly film series, IWP writers present a movie of their choice. This week Sridala Swami (India) will present Jai Bhim ComradeJai Bhim Comrade took 14 years to complete. Beginning with an incident at Ramabai Colony in Mumbai where 10 Dalits were shot dead by the police in 1997, the film goes on to explore the music of protest of those who were treated as "untouchables" by a caste hierarchy that has ruled the Indian sub–continent for thousands of years.

Awards:

Best Film, Films South Asia, Kathmandu, Nepal

Best Film, Mumbai International Film Festival

Best Documentary, Hong Kong international Film Festival

Bartok Prize, Jean Rouch International Film Festival, Paris, France

Special Jury Award, National Awards, India

A look at the career of revolutionary Indian documentary film–maker Anand Patwardhan

Directed by Anand Patwardhan, 2012; 198 min