September 27 2012, 07:30pm
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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.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.

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