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Shalom Bollywood. The Untold Story of Indian Cinema [electronic resource]

Dharker, Ayesha. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Ayesha Dharker. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 85 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films, 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Danny Ben-Moshe.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ayesha Dharker.
Summary, etc.:
A celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of the world's largest film industry, Shalom Bollywood reveals the unlikely story of the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world's largest film industry. At the advent of the Indian cinema industry, it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on-screen. Indian Jewish women took upon the female lead roles, and continued to do so for decades. Using stage names, the women weren't obviously identified as Jewish, and were commonly thought to be Christian or Muslim. With access to rare archival footage, Danny Ben-Moshe's (My Mother's Lost Children) new documentary tells its extraordinary tale through the lives of Indian cinema's Jewish icons at the heart of Bollywood from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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