Asian American Arts Alliance

Screening & Discussion with Uma Chakravarti

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Screening & Discussion with Uma Chakravarti

Time: October 3, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Alwan for the Arts
Street: 16 Beaver st, 4th floor
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://alwanforthearts.org/ev…
Phone: liz@alwanforthearts.org
Event Discipline: film/video
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2012

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Join the South Asian Solidarity Initiative in welcoming renowned Indian feminist historian, activist, and caste theorist Uma Chakravarti for a special screening and discussion around her latest documentary “A Fragment of History” which looks at intergeneration legacy of political struggle of women. The film explores the individual experiences of how some women come into being in distinctive ways even though the force of ‘history’ is experienced by many others located at the same time and place as the subject/s of this film. Thus the film has as its central focus what makes for the coming into being of what we may describe as the political ‘self’, especially of women whose agency is more often than not bounded and held back by familial and social structures.

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