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BLNK special screening

When: Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
WSoA, 2nd Floor, Apollonia Lecture Theatre
Start time:17:30

The Wits School of Arts (WSoA) Film and TV Division presents the screening of BLNK to mark the 70th anniversary of the Indian independence.

Multi-award winning Garam Hawa was the first Indian film to deal openly with the effects of the partitioning of India and Pakistan which resulted in the displacement of millions.

Garam Hawa, initially banned, tells the moving story of a Muslim family in Agra during the period following partition. Factory owner Salim Mirza, brilliantly played by Balraj Sahni, choses to remain in India but struggles with the effects of his decision on him and those he loves.

The film was scored by the great Bengali classical musician Ustad Bahadur Khan. The screening will be followed by discussion with Professor Srila Roy (Sociology) & Pervaiz Khan (WSoA)

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