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Jan. 24 @ 8PM EST - Cultural Resistance in Dark Times with Anand Patwardha

When: Sunday, January 24th @ 8pm EST

The Global Emergent Media Lab and Cinema in the Midst of Struggle are sponsoring an upcoming discussion and Q&A with award-winning documentarian Anand Patwardhan on the state of cultural resistance in India, titled "Cultural Resistance During Dark Times." Patwardhan, one of India's most prominent documentarians, received his MA from McGill, and as a student documented the struggles of migrant farm workers in Canada before going on to produce a number of important films in India. The event will be moderated by Dipti Gupta, a filmmaker and professor from Dawson College, Montreal. As recommended viewing, we encourage you to see Patwardhan's 1992 documentary Ram Ke Naam (In the Name of God), available on YouTube (link below). The event is free and the zoom link is available now, with the option to save it to your Google or Outlook calendars.

About Ram Ke Naam: The film explores the campaign waged by the Hindu right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad to build a Ram temple at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, as well as the communal violence that it triggered. A couple of months after Ram ke Naam was released, VHP activists demolished the Babri Masjid in 1992, provoking further violence.

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