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Documentary Filmmaker Sanjay Kak Here Wednesday

December 7, 2008

Sanjay Kak.jpgDecember 7, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — Independent documentary filmmaker Sanjay Kak will come to the DePauw University campus this Wednesday, December 10. Kak will screen excerpts of his recent work, Jashn-e-Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom), and discuss the film. The program begins at 4 p.m. in Watson Forum of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media and is free and open to the public.

Jashn-e-Azadi examines political and military turmoil in Kashmir (the majority-Muslim border region of Northwest India and Pakistan). It created controversy and was banned in some areas.

Kak's other films include Words on Water, Harvest of Rain and In the Forest Hangs a Bridge, which received the “Golden Lotus” for Best Movie Reel Film.jpgDocumentary Film at India's 1999 National Film Awards. He lives in New Delhi where he has been active in the Campaign Against Censorship in India, and works closely with the Delhi Film Archive.

Wednesday's event is co-sponsored by DePauw's film studies and Asian studies programs along with the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.

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