The Cinematic Slum
Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design
6:30 pm, Piper Auditorium
Keynote: Ranjani Mazumdar, Professor of Cinema Studies, School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Respondents: Brodwyn Fischer, Professor of Latin American History, University of Chicago & Janice Perlman, President, The Mega-Cities Project; Senior Resarch Scholar, Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University
Moderator: George McCarthy, President and CEO, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Slums have been an important visual force in many films. In this keynote and discussion, which will kick off a 3-day symposium on Slums: New Visions for an Enduring Global Phenomenon Indian filmmaker and scholar Ranjani Mazumdar will explore the perceptions that have fueled the imaginations of the cinematic slums.