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The Misappropriation of Gender in Indian Cinema

November 26 All day

The Misappropriation of Gender in Indian Cinema

Speaker

Shekhar Kapur, Film Director

Speaker Bio

After leaving his corporate career as a Chartered Accountant, Kapur pursued his passion for the arts and has become an award-winning film, television, theatre director, producer and entrepreneur. He has not only become a prominent figure in Indian cinema, with films such as Mr. India (1987) and Bandit Queen (1994), but also in western cinema, with the academy award winning, Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Although Kapur continues with his film, television and theatre career, more recently he has also become President of the Film and Television Institute of India and co-founder of the digital start-up company, QYUKI.   

If you ask him what he does, Kapur will say: ‘All art is about us seeking the infinite within ourselves, so I would describe myself as a seeker.’