Somdatta Mondal

Scholar-in-residence with Community Studies

Walking in a Sari and Combat Boots: Texts and Contexts of South Asian Diasporic Cinema

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 – Lunch Discussion
The Clarke Forum – Reservations Required


Discussion and clips of feature films and documentaries that illuminate the processes by which the South Asian community strives to forge an identity for itself in three Western countries (United States, Britain and Canada). Most independent filmmakers focus upon their South Asian tradition and how it collides with Western individuality. How do these films challenge and transcend homogenized mainstream media representations, and recognize heterogeneous differences within the South Asian diaspora?