Dr Vikrant Kishore, Lecturer, University of Newcastle
Dr Susan Kerrigan, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle
Dr Amit Sarwal, Honorary Associate Professor of RMIT University
WHAT is it all about
The School of Design, Communication & IT, University of Newcastle is organising a symposia and film festival on Bollywood Cinema from 8-9 May 2015.
Bollywood, with aesthetics of its own, is a veritable storehouse of material that can be read in as many ways as possible. As a genre that has grown and developed over a period of 100 years, it is coloured by India’s history, politics, socio-economic conditions, culture, sensibilities, dreams, fantasies, hopes and expectations. It is a globalized cultural industry, cinema of attractions and the most fascinating film industry of the world packaged with romance, melodrama, action, costumes, songs and dance extravaganzas.
Come join the discussions on Bollywood cinema in the Symposium on 8th May... and watch some interesting Bollywood films in the Film Festival thereafter.