Event Title

Images of Queer Indian Women Across Cultures

Presenter Information

Sarah Kletzer, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 242

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:25 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

This presentation will examine two films, Deepa Mehtas Fire, and Shamim Sharifs I Cant Think Straight through the themes of marriage, love, and lesbian relationships. I will particularly examine how setting affects each of these themes; Fire is set in India, while I Cant Think Straight is set in England. I will also take into account the background of the directors of the two films, and the possible motivations behind basing a film around a lesbian relationship.

Faculty Sponsor

Nikky Singh

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1317

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 10:25 AM

Images of Queer Indian Women Across Cultures

Diamond 242

This presentation will examine two films, Deepa Mehtas Fire, and Shamim Sharifs I Cant Think Straight through the themes of marriage, love, and lesbian relationships. I will particularly examine how setting affects each of these themes; Fire is set in India, while I Cant Think Straight is set in England. I will also take into account the background of the directors of the two films, and the possible motivations behind basing a film around a lesbian relationship.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/367