“Two Flags” Screening and Conversation with Pankaj Rishi Kumar
A screening of Pankaj Rishi Kumar’s 2017 documentary Two Flags is followed by a Q&A with the director, moderated by Professors Liza Oliver and Anjali Prabhu. The film chronicles the life and politics of the formerly French town of Pondicherry in India. As the 4,600 Tamil French people belonging to the Tamil ethnic community gear up for the French presidential elections of 2017, the film explores the idea of identity, citizenship, and home in the post-colonial era. The film will be presented in Tamil and French with English subtitles.
Kumar graduated from the Film and Television Institute in Pune, India, in 1992, with a specialization in film editing. He produces, directs, shoots, and edits his own films under the banner of Kumar Talkies. His films have been screened at festivals all over the world, and he is the recipient of numerous grants as well as an Asia Society fellowship at Harvard Asia.
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the Newhouse Center for the Humanities and the Department of Art History
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Feb 27, 4:30–6 PM
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Film screenings and discussions of the importance of representation in film and the opportunities independent films offer marginalized communities as they seek to tell their own stories.Event Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:30pmEvent Date:Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:45pm
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