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Indigenous Aesthetics in Indian Filmmaking

Global Studies Talk by Visiting Fulbright Scholar & Filmmaker

What is the source of artistic inspiration?  How can indigenous traditions influence an artist’s creative process? 

Using her native country as a model, Ms. Soudhamini will offer a broad overview of Indian cinema, painting, comics, and iconography.   Speaking from her experience as a filmmaker, she will explain how her films draw inspiration from indigenous traditions and reflect underlying aesthetic and philosophic notions behind image-making.  

Ms Soudhamini, a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Filmmaker and Scholar from India, is currently researching Digital Storytelling at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Chapman University, Orange County, California.  She is an independent filmmaker and faculty member at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru.  Her work has been shown in many international film festivals.  She has also served on film festival juries and was Artist in Residence in Japan, Munich, and Berlin.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:00am to 9:50am

ED 201

Event Type

Presentation, International


Arts & Humanities Division, Academic Programs, Global Studies

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community



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