[Soasiastudents] film on thursday, UW Seattle Campus
juneds at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 31 12:17:57 PST 2007
Thursday February 1st 3pm Mirch Masala (Spices)
(Ketan Mehta, 1985, India, 98minutes)
In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village, with
soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a
beautiful and confidant women whose husband is away in the city, to sleep with
him. She slaps him and flees for safety to a spice factory where women grind
chillies into fine powder. The aged factory guard, Abu Mian, locks the door
behind her, refusing to open it to the soldiers, to the cowardly village men
led by the mayor, and to the subedar himself. The town's teacher, who follows
Gandhi, and a few women, led by the mayor's wife, protest ineffectually against
this village-approved rape. The stage is set for a final confrontation.
Location: MEB 235
Every Thursday for the rest of the Winter quarter, the CHID focus group
“Independent Trends in South Asian Film” will be hosting a film screening.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy independent films from South Asia this quarter.
For more information, contact Farah Nousheen, nousheen at u.washington.edu.
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