Managing Differentness Through the Filmic Lens of Indian-American Experience


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MANAGING DIFFERENTNESS-01-01Managing Differentness Through the Filmic Lens of Indian-American Experience

Image from the film English Vinglish
These films bring together candid stories of diasporic experiences of South Asians living in the U.S. while also managing some form of additional “differentness” that makes them self-conscious in thought-provoking ways. Each film surprises the viewer with how easily its treatment of seemingly overwhelming and stigmatizing personal challenges speaks to broader realities of our human condition. Neither film has previously screened at either IU Cinema or in Bloomington.

This series is sponsored by the Dhar India Studies Program, the departments of Religious Studies and Anthropology, the Cinema and Media Studies program, the Asian Cultural Center, and IU Cinema.

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