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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

Documentary

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 6 - 1:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9
May 9 - 3:30PM
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country Australia
Year 2017
Running Time 76 MIN
Language English
Director Danny Ben-Moshe
Themes Arts and Culture,
Mizrahi,
Sepharadic,
Showbiz history

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Description

Delightful, charismatic, and fast-paced, Shalom Bollywood is a stunning portrait of Jewish cultural accomplishments. When Indian cinema began 100 years ago, it was frowned upon for Hindu and Muslim women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women took on female lead roles and dominated this space for decades. By introducing us to some of India’s great Jewish actors, director Danny Ben-Moshe presents a fascinating story about how the ancient Indian Jewish community and the more contemporary Iraqi transplants successfully contributed to, arguably, India’s greatest cultural export—Bollywood.

Presentation Details

Guest Victor Abraham, nephew of Bollywood film star David Abraham
Co-presented With
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