Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

When Indian cinema began 100 years ago, it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women, who were more liberal and progressive, took on female lead roles and then dominated the movies for decades. SHALOM BOLLYWOOD celebrates the all singing, all dancing history of the world’s largest film industry. It reveals the unlikely story of the 2,000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry.

NOTE: In 2017 the George Eastman Museum acquired the world’s largest collection of contemporary Indian cinema held by a museum or film archive. The collection consists of 775 prints representing 597 film titles, all in 35mm format, made between 1999 and 2013.

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George Eastman Muesum


View Trailer

Tuesday, July 10 | 1:30pm | JCC Hart Theater

Director: Danny Ben-Moshe
Country: Australia, India
Running Time: 76 min
Year: 2018
Language: English, Hindi (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Documentary

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Body & Soul film screening
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