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Amar Akbar Anthony
Sat 15 October 2016, 11:00 – 17:00 BST
Faith Matters presents: Amar Akbar Anthony.
A Bollywood blockbuster when it was released in 1977, Amar Akbar Anthony has become a classic of Hindi cinema and a touchstone of Indian popular culture. Delighting audiences with its songs and madcap adventures, the film follows the heroics of three Bombay brothers separated in childhood from their parents and one another. Beyond the freewheeling comedy and camp, however, is a potent vision of social harmony, as the three protagonists, each raised in a different religion, discover they are true brothers in the end.
Short Extract: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GhGq7db9v0
Faith Matters, launched in 2006 as a vehicle to enable faith communities to reduce conflict using conflict resolution tools, is an organisation that works on integration, cohesion, hate crime and countering extremism projects.
The film will be introduced by Dr. Sarah Joshi, currently Director of the Pittsburgh London Film Programme, part of the University of Pittsburgh's Centre for International Studies.
Sarah holds a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies, an M.A. in Humanities and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology. Her PhD research with the London Consortium was concerned with contemporary Hindi cinema and the negotiation of interracial relationships and cultural citizenship in diasporic-centric films. Sarah’s current research interests centre on the distribution of popular Hindi media across the BRICS nations, as well as the 'new' new parallel cinema in India. She is also producing a film, LUX Imperium, with artist Noah Angell and writer Francis Gooding.