Representing India on screen: Politics, economics, and pop culture
This conversation with one of India's foremost filmmakers will explore the Hindi film industry's intersection with India's sociecnomics and politics, exploring issues such as censorship, representing India's social dynamics, and the evolution of the film industry. In a country where cinema can shape a variety of social opinions, how do filmmakers view their roles? What are the opportunities and what are the constraints? Unlike artistes and film personalities in Hollywood, Indian celebrities have often been accused of staying silent on big issues where their voices could precipitate change. What are the costs of celebrities speaking out on issues that are politically and socially salient? How has the Hindi film industry’s evolution over the years enabled or restricted its involvement in issues concerning society?
21st Feb Saturday, 9:30pm-10:30pm (ET)