...And Now - INTRODUCING BOLLYWOOD!!!
Bollywood 101: A lecture and presentation of clips by Alka Raghuram
March 8, 2009
@ ATA (Artists' Television Access)
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, 94110
Price: $8 (at the door)
Learn about the many faces of the Indian Film Industry - a little history of Bollywood cinema. How do Indian films reflect the social and political moods of its people? Look beyond the dance and drama that constitutes the largest film industry in the world, and learn about the many cinemas within Indian cinema as we go down the decades, from Indian Independence to the present.
The presentation will be 2 hrs long. There will be a break, followed by discussion and Q & A. This 3rd I seminar will be led by Bay Area filmmaker Alka Raghuram.
Alka Raghuram's short films Tired of Dancing, Panchali and The Ant and The Monkey have screened at various festivals in the US and abroad. Panchali received the John Gutman award for innovation in cinema and was a regional finalist in the Student Academy Awards (2004). The Ant and The Monkey received the Emerging Arts Fund in Spring 2006 from The Peninsula Community Foundation. Currently she is finishing a documentary about coping with grief and loss after the 2004 Tsunami in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, India, and in early pre-production for her first feature The Conqueror which was presented at the Berlin Talent Project market in 2008. Alka was awarded the L'Oreal Woman of Worth Vision Filmmaker Award at Tribeca All Access in April 2008.