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CENSORSHIP IN FILM & ART IN SOUTH ASIA

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TUESDAY, OCT 18th, 2016 || 2:00PM || THOMPSON HALL 317, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Despite constitutional guarantees, freedom of speech and press has long been under attack in South Asia. Examples range from banning or indicting films for their political, sexual, or cultural content (The Final Solution, Fire, Udta Punjab in India), charging artists with sedition or immorality (Assem Trivedi, M. F. Hussain in India), socially sanctioning writers for realism (Perumal Murigan in India), and murdering singers for blasphemy or honor (Amjad Sabri, Quandil Baloch in Pakistan), bloggers and public intellectuals for promoting secularism (Oyasiqur Rehman, Sabina Mahmud, M M Kalburgi in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India), or journalists for telling the truth (Syed Saleem Shahzad in Pakistan). Through the use of historical, archival and filmic material, a panel of scholars and filmmakers will interrogate the rise of cultural and intellectual intolerance in South Asia by looking at the role played both by state and non-state actors in controlling and erasing ideas, creativity, and human lives.

 

 CENSORSHIP IN FILM & ART IN SOUTH ASIA

Moderated by Dr. Alka Kurian

2:00 – 4:00: Panel: Censorship in Film and Art in South Asia