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The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.


CSAS Film Screening | An Insignificant Man

Director Vinay Shukla will be on hand to discuss the film.
Monday, April 16, 2018
4:00-7:00 PM
Room 555 Weiser Hall Map
At the heart of An Insignificant Man is the most polarising man in India today – Arvind Kejriwal. The film follows Kejriwal and his Common Man’s Party – an insurgent new political party, as they wield basic public issues like water, electricity, and graft against the country’s oldest and most powerful two political establishments. It gives an insider’s view into Kejriwal’s brand of politics, which has split popular opinion into two prominent factions. One labels it selfish and anarchic, while the other insists on seeing it as a major shift in the Indian political paradigm.

Director: Khushboo Ranka
Khushboo has had experience in the fields of journalism, graphic design and writing for a number of years, before she moved to filmmaking. “Continuum,” a short film she wrote and directed at the age of 20, won the best short film at the Hannover Film Festival. She next co-wrote the internationally acclaimed fiction feature film “Ship of Theseus.” Her versatility gave rise to her latest projects, “An Insignificant Man,” her first feature documentary film, and ‘Right to Pray’, a unique virtual reality experience, the first of its kind from India. Both films are set to premiere at TIFF 2016.

Director: Vinay Shukla
His persisting fascination with the Indian politics has shaped two acclaimed narrative projects for him: “Bureaucracy Sonata,” a short film he wrote and directed in 2011, which premiered at 42nd International Film Festival of India and won the HBO Best Short Film Award in New York at SAIFF 2012; and “An Insignificant Man,” a feature documentary film he shot, wrote, and directed, which will play at major international festivals in 2016. A theatre actor in the past, he featured in the internationally acclaimed film “Ship of Theseus.”

This film screening is cosponsored by the Departments of Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, Film, India
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute, Department of Film, Television, and Media, Asian Languages and Cultures, Communication Studies

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