The 8th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival will bring Independent Indian and Diaspora Film Premieres to New York, Nov. 5-9.
Wednesday, November 5–9, 10AM-6 PM
Aicon Gallery at 35 Great Jones Street
60x60 is the first project for 360degreesTV from Motiroti, the London-based international arts organization. It is comprised of sixty one-minute films by established and emerging artists from the South Asian Diaspora – twenty each from Britain, India and Pakistan. Shown daily as a single channel installation, the films uncover new voices and images, presenting comic, unsettling and arresting stories of everyday life and global events and focus on the meaning of ‘home and boundaries.’
The Times Center, 242 W. 41st Street
BOSE: THE FORGOTTEN HERO screening and discussion
Saturday, November 8, Noon
Still shrouded in controversy and mystery, the gripping story of Indian national hero "Netaji" Subhas Chandra Bose gets an epic treatment from veteran director Shyam Benegal. In his telling of a dramatic story that has all but disappeared from public memory, Benegal follows the leader who diverged from Gandhi (who once remarked that he had two political sons, Jawaharlal Nehru and "that mischievous Netaji") to meet with Adolf Hitler and General Hideki Tojo in his fight for Indian independence. Benegal follows the astonishing life of the man who created India's first national army that battled the Allied forces in the jungles of Burma, until his mysterious death in 1945. A discussion with Director Shyam Benegal will follow the screening.