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Kennedy Center film series opens window on the world

Looking for an innovative way to escape the summer heat? Expand your world beginning Wednesday, July 1, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark building as the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies kicks off “Essential Bollywood—Kennedy Center Summer Film Series.”

The summer film series will open with a discussion by Professor Gideon Burton of the English Department, who will discuss the importance of Hindi cinema to help us better understand this window into Mumbai (Bombay). His discussion will be followed by a screening of "Mother India."

Bollywood produces around 900 films annually, making it the world’s top producer of cinematic entertainment—enjoyed from Africa to the former Soviet Union by a worldwide audience.

Watch Bollywood develop through 10 films presented through Summer Term 2009 as follows: July 1, Mother India; July 8, Mughal-E-Azam; July 10, Bobby; July 15, Amar Akbar Anthony; July 17, Umrao Jaan; July 22, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge; July 29, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; 31 July, Devdas; Aug. 5, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai; Aug. 7, Bunty Aur Babli.

See more information at kennedy.byu.edu.

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