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Film Screening - Fandry - India's Most Acclaimed Film of the Year - SJSU
Date Wednesday April 16
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Engineering Auditorium, San Jose State University
7th Street & San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorBalaji Narasimhan
Marathi poet Nagraj Manjule’s impressive debut feature tells the story of Jabya, a Dalit boy, and his family’s struggle against daily prejudice in their Maharashtra village. Being labeled untouchable does not stop Jabya from dreaming beyond his caste: buying a pair of jeans and longing for the affections of Shalu, an upper caste classmate. Meanwhile, Jabya’s parents focus all their resources on paying for their daughter’s dowry, and worry their son’s continuing defiance is jeopardizing the family’s well-being.

What begins as a carefree look at a child’s desires and antics transforms into an insightful and damning look at caste discrimination. Refusing to reduce its Dalit characters to victims – most explicitly at the film’s explosive conclusion – FANDRY builds from a murmur to a defiant roar.

Released in February, 2014, Fandry is in Marathi with English subtitles and 104 minutes in duration.

The screening will be followed by discussion with director Nagraj Manjule.

The event is free and open to the public.
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