Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Film Screening: “MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music” (Center for Asian American Studies event)

Thu, September 25, 2014 | GAR 0.102

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker. FREE and open to the public.

Director Vivek Bald will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions. 

Combining music documentary and social documentary, MUTINY: Asians Storm British Music charts the meteoric rise of Asian music in 1990s Britain, as well as the decades of cultural cross-pollination and political struggle that led up to that historic moment. Shot independently on digital video over the course of seven years, MUTINY features Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh, Fun^Da^Mental and a host of other British musicians of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent, presenting these artists and their music at extreme close range.

Vivek Bald is Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the director of three documentary films: Taxi-vala/Auto-biography, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, and In Search of Bengali Harlem (forthcoming).

Hosted by the Center for Asian American Studies with generous support from British Studies, Institute for Historical Studies in the History Department, Radio, Television and Film Department, and the South Asia Institute.

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Professor Bald will also be talking about his new book In Search of Bengali Harlem on Friday, September 26, 2014. More details here.

See also: Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, a book talk with Dr. Vivek Bald, Fri, Sep. 26, in Garrison Hall. Details here

Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies

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