Director Danny Ben-Moshe
Documentary, 2017, Australia/India, 76 min
English and Hindi with subtitles
The unlikely story of how India’s Jews helped shape the world’s largest film industry- Bollywood. When Indian cinema began, Hindus and Muslims considered it immodest for women to appear on screen. Instead, Jewish women often took these roles, using stage names. These women were some of the most beloved actresses in the country, but few people knew of their Jewish roots. Shalom Bollywood reveals this surprising story through interviews with Bollywood icons, archival footage, animation and, of course, fabulous song and dance.
Preceded by a Bollywood dance performance by the Dancing Divas Boston.
Join the ICA for the 30th Annual Boston Jewish Film Festival on November 11. The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents premieres of documentary and narrative films with Jewish themes from around the world. Films are followed by conversations with filmmakers and special guests.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival runs November 7–19 and will be at the ICA all day on November 11. Check bostonjfilm.org for more details.