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"Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100" Film Screening: I AM

Event Type
The University Library and Others
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana
Nov 1, 2013   7:00 pm  
No Cost
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I AM is a 2011 Indian anthology film by Onir. It consists of four short films: “Omar”, “Afia”, “Abhimanyu”, and “Megha”. Each film shares the common theme of fear and each is also based on real life stories. The film was financed by donations from more than 400 different people around the world, many of whom donated through social networking sites like Facebook. There are four stories but the characters are interwoven with each story. Abhimanyu is based on child abuse, Omar on gay rights, Megha is about alienation of the Kashmiri Pandits and Afia deals with sperm donation. It was released with subtitles in all regions as six different languages are spoken in the film: Hindi, English, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and Kashmiri. The songs are composed by Amit Trivedi, Rajiv Bhalla and Vivek Phillip. Lyrics are by Amitabh Verma and Amitabh Bhattachraya. In 2012, the movie won the National Award for Best Hindi Film and Best Lyrics.

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