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The Revolutionary Optimists

Nov 6, 2013 @ 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm


Filmmakers in person!
Emmy-nominated Bay Area filmmakers Monsen-Grainger and Newnham capture the inspiring stories of young South Asians as trail-blazing agents of change. In the slums of Calcutta, Amlan Ganguly and his proteges – Shika, Salim, Kajal and Priyanka – use street theater, dance, and data as their tools to mount vaccination drives for polio, turn garbage dumps into playing fields, and conduct education campaign around health issues. It’s truly extraordinary to bear witness to the undeniable sea change Ganguly has set in motion.

With short: Bhiwani Junction (Abhi Singh, India/USA, 2013, 18mins), about a young boy’s dreams of becoming a star pugilist.