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Pepperdine Celebrates Indian Cinema with Screening of Award-Winning Chittagong
The Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture (EMC) will host a reception, film screening of award-winning film Chittagong, and Q&A with the film’s director, Bedabrata Pain, on Wednesday, Mar. 27, to celebrate Indian cinema’s 100th birthday.
Watch the Chittagong trailer on YouTube.
The "Bollywood Live!" reception will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in Mullin Square, Malibu, followed by the Chittagong screening and Q&A at 6 p.m. in Elkins Auditorium, Malibu.
Chittagong (2012) is based on the 1930s Chittagong Uprising in British-occupied India (now Bangladesh). The film tells the story of a 14 year old boy, Jhunku (Delzad Hiwale), who joins the revolution to fight for Indian independence from British rule.
The film won the 60th National Film Award for the Best Debut Film of a Director, and Jim Luce of The Huffington Post called it a "brilliant, poignant action-drama, made more so by the fact that it is true."
Pain is an Indian film director who also wrote and produced Chittagong. Before that, he was the executive producer of the 2005 film, Amu, which won the 2005 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English and the FIPRESCI Critics Award, among others.
In addition, Pain worked for NASA for 15 years as a senior research scientist, has published over 150 technical papers, and has 87 invention patents to his credit.
For more information about this event, contact the EMC at (310) 506-6314 or visit the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture website.