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Film Screening: Movies, Memories, Magic

When: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Studio 2, Film and Television, B2, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:17:30


The Film and TV Division in the Wits School of Arts host a special screening of the film, Movies, Memories, Magic by Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram.

He is a lecturer in the World Cinema at Queen Mary, University of London, Programming Adviser and Associate Director of the UK Asian Film Festival – London, and a BBC Academy Expert Voice in Cultural Studies and VisualMovies, Memories, Magic uses multiple perspectives to capture the British Asian experience in relation to cinema. It paints a vibrant picture of how classics such as Mother India and Sholay were screened in renowned cinemas – from the alleyways of Brick Lane to the bustling streets of Southall. The documentary is a testament to how the movies help form a distinct cultural identity rooted in both British and South Asian culture. Devasundaram, who is visiting Johannesburg to attend the Urban Lives Workshop, will lead a Q&A conversation after the screening.

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