Year of India Event: Representing South Asia on Film -- Part II
Serinity Young, adjunct assistant professor in QCís Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, introduces Shyam Benegalís 1977 film, Junoon (Obsession). This dramatic movie, regarded as one of the best to emerge from the Parallel Cinema movement of the 1970s and 1980s, examines provocative issues of race, war and colonialism through the lens of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny. Benegal explores what happens after a Eurasian family is kidnapped during that mutinyóand one of the kidnappers becomes infatuated with the familyís younger daughter.
Hosted by the Godwin-Ternbach Museum
February 27, 2013
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Paul Klapper Hall