Jai Bhim Comrade

Jai Bhim Comrade

Co-presented with UCLA Center for India and South Asia

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was a hero of India’s oppressed Dalit community. When his statue in Mumbai’s Ramabai colony was desecrated in 1997, angry crowds gathered and police opened fire, killing 10 unarmed Dalits. Vilas Ghogre, an activist and poet, hung himself in despair. Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan traces the protest through the poetry and music of Ghogre and others. (2011, Dir. Patwardhan, 185 min.)

A Q&A with Anand Patwardhan will follow the screening.

Trailer for Jai Bhim Comrade


ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. 

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.