Film Screening - "Kangal Malsat" (War Cry of the Beggars)

Suman Mukhopadhyay’s film Kangal Malsat (2013, 1 hour 53 minutes) depicts groups of Choktars (wizards) and Fyataroos (flying humans) jointly launching guerilla attacks against the ruling Communist Party in West Bengal. They are advised by an ageless primordial talking crow and an Indo-colonial half-breed. Total chaos in Calcutta ensues.

Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty will introduce the film. Discussion and reception with the director to follow.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 4:30pm
Foster 103 (1130 East 59th Street)