CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan to visit UI; film showings, lectures
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa South Asian Studies Program
is kicking off a year-long series focusing on the cultural and political
impact of films in South Asia with a four-day visit by Anand Patwardhan,
an acclaimed filmmaker from India. Patwardhan will make three presentations
during the week of Jan. 26 as part of the series, "Moving Pictures
and Pictures of Movement: Cultural & Political Interventions from South
Patwardhan's film, "Bombay, Our City," will be shown Monday,
Jan. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room W151, Pappajohn Business Administration
Building. The film tells the story of the daily battle for survival by
the millions of slum-dwellers who constitute half of the city's population.
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, he will present "Father, Son and Holy War,"
a two-part film that explores the possibility that a key to the psychology
of violence lies in male insecurity. This presentation, from 6:30-8 p.m.
in Room W151, Pappajohn Business Administration Building, will be followed
by a discussion. On Thursday, Jan. 29, Patwardhan will give a lecture,
"The Making and Showing of Resistance Cinema," from 4:15-5:15
p.m. in Room 230, International Center.
All three presentations are free and open to the public. For further
information or to arrange accommodations for people with disabilities,
contact UI International Programs, (319) 335-0368.
The South Asian Studies Program is a degree program within UI International
Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs,
academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the
associate provost and dean for international programs, these units serve
to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global
scholarship, research and teaching.