Located on opposite sides of the globe, the cities of Los Angeles and Mumbai are homes to thriving international film industries known as Hollywood and Bollywood. This Dialogues seminar will compare and contrast these two industries and the cinematic traditions that have grown out of each. What has been the economic and cultural impact of these industries on their home countries, and how have their exported films influenced cultures all around the world? Speakers will explore the types of films produced by each industry and discuss the people, studios and songs that made these cities famous.
Topics and speakers:
Rachel Schaevitz, ‘Is Hollywood the American Dream Factory?’ Schaevitz is the associate director of state outreach and strategic partnerships at Carolina Public Humanities.
Afroz Taj and John Caldwell, ‘Vagabonds, Vamps and Vanity: Mumbai Yesterday and Today.’ Taj and Caldwell are associate professor and teaching assistant professor, respectively, of Asian studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A panel discussion with speakers, ‘Hollywood and Bollywood’s Influence Into the Future’
Once registered, attendees will be able to access location of the event information. Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.
After the program, attendees can listen to recordings from the event here.