Jewish Film Series: “Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema”

February 26, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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“Shalom Bollywood: the Untold Story of the Indian Cinema” reveals the unlikely story of the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry. When Indian cinema began 100 years ago it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women took on female lead roles, which they dominated for decades. The film focuses on the lives of five of the great Jewish actors.

The film is available on Amazon for a modest rental (or free on Amazon Prime). TBE’s film group will watch the movie at 7:00 p.m. and then discuss the themes following the showing.

For more, contact Bob Krovetz, our film group chair.