[act-ma] Tomorrow 2 pm MIT: Jai Bhim Comrade Screening | Introduction by director Anand Patwardhan

Paul Malachi Penchalapadu paul.malachi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 10:51:26 PST 2013


*JAI BHIM COMRADE*


*the atrocity of caste | a tradition of reason | a song that will be sung*

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*Introduced by Anand Patwardhan*


*Saturday, March 2, 2013*


*2-6 pm MIT 32- 155*



*Followed by QA with director*


*Co-sponsored by:*

MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies

MIT History Department

South Asia Forum at MIT

Ambedkar International Center (Boston)

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

The Association for India's Development, MIT & Boston Chapters

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/305630616225445/




In 1997, a statue of Ambedkar in a Dalit colony in Mumbai was desecrated.
As angry residents gathered, police opened fire, killing 10. Vilas Ghogre,
a leftist  poet, hanged himself in protest.


Jai Bhim Comrade, shot over 14 years, follows the poetry and music of a
subaltern tradition of reason that has fought superstition and religious
bigotry with poetry and art since the days of the Buddha.


Many artists featured in the film are underground to evade arrest. For more
info visit www.kabirkalamanch.wordpress.com<http://visitwww.kabirkalamanch.wordpress.com/>

Anand Patwardhan has been making investigative documentaries in India for
over four decades. His films have faced state censorship and the wrath of
religious fundamentalists.


*www.southasiaalliance.org*
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