Hammer Screening: Jai Bhim Comrade
By Director Anand Patwardhan
Thursday, September 27, 20127:30 PM - 10:30 PM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood , CA 90024
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was a hero of India’s oppressed Dalit community. When his statue in Mumbai’s Ramabai colony was desecrated in 1997, angry crowds gathered and police opened fire, killing 10 unarmed Dalits. Vilas Ghogre, an activist and poet, hung himself in despair. Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan traces the protest through the poetry and music of Ghogre and others. (2011, Dir. Patwardhan, 185 min.)
A Q&A with Anand Patwardhan will follow the screening.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.
Sponsor(s): Center for India and South Asia, Hammer Museum at UCLA