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The Cinema of South Asia: a Festival of Contemporary Films from the Indian Subcontinent: Home

General Information

University Libraries is partnering with the College of Arts and Sciences to present a series of contemporary movies from South Asian film makers.  Each movie will be shown in room B108-C in the Hub of  the William T. Young Library.  All spring semester showings will begin at 2 p.m.

More Films

University of Kentucky Libraries has an extensive video collection located in Audio Visual Services in the Hub.  The collection includes documentaries as well as award winning films from around the world.  You can find these films by title, language, country or director through InfoKat Discovery. Videos can be checked out for 7 days with a UK id or library card. You can also find additional information on films by by using the Film Resources guide.


Masaan poster.jpgMasaan

Screening date: September 26

Four lives intersect along the Ganges when traditional Indian views are challenged. Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. Clay Bird

Screening date: October 31

A family struggles to deal with Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. Directed by Tareque Masud.


Screening date: November 21

A folk singer's lyrics are accused of encouraging a sewage cleaner to commit suicide. Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane.

Monsoon Wedding poster.jpgMonsoon Wedding

Screening date: February 23

Relatives from all over the world descend on Delhi for a family wedding. Directed by Mira Nair.

Battle for the Himalayas

Screening date: March 27

Describes the competition between Britain, Germany and America to climb Mount Everest and the propaganda films that were made in the process. Directed by Steve O'Hagan.

This screening will be in the UKAA Auditorium and will begin at 5:30 p.m.


Image result for "MY DAUGHTER THE TERRORIST" movie posterMy Daughter the Terrorist

Screening date: March 28

A film crew follows two female Black Tigers as they fight in Sri Lanka. Directed by Beate Arnestad and Morten Daae.