Growing up in India Film Series: Salaam Bombay

Growing up in India Film Series: Salaam Bombay

Application Deadline: Monday, November 14th, 2011

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Salaam Bombay

This stark look at the lives of Bombay’s street children earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film in 1989. Left by his family at a young age, Krishna learns to survive on the streets alongside prostitutes and drug addicts hoping to save enough money to return home.

Directed by Mira Nair (1988)
Not Rated, 113 minutes

GROWING UP IN INDIA A Film and Photographic Exhibition India is hurtling towards several crossroads at once. Skyrocketing economic growth has transfigured its metropolitan culture, while an uncertain future looms across its impoverished rural countryside, home to more than half of its billion-plus people living in a space one-third the size of the United States. These changes mirror the shifting moral and cultural orientation of its upwardly-mobile, burgeoning middle classes.

The Growing Up In India festival focuses on the juxtaposition of the old and new, the urban and the rural, the rich and the poor, and on the child and the adult to be. Nothing highlights the possibilities and conflicts of this wide open future more poignantly than the stories of adolescence.

The photographic exhibit curated by Dinesh Khanna, documentaries and movies presented in this two-day festival bring to light India’s next generations and their journey into a new world of rapidly changing outcomes.

Sudipta Sen Director of Middle East/South Asian Studies Professor of History UC Davis

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations, UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program

For more information please contact:

Center for History, Society, and Culture Davis Humanities Institute

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