ISAS is proud to announce the 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership.
Our fifth Sarah Kailath Memorial lecture will be delivered by acclaimed film director Mira Nair.
Preceding Mira Nair's lecture on Sunday, May 7, we will be screening the following selected films from her vast collection:
Admission with Cal ID only. RSVP information below
Wed, April 5 @ 5:30 pm in 10 Stephens Hall: The Reluctant Fundamentalist | New Directions in Indian Cinema The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a 2012 political thriller drama film based on the 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, directed by Mira Nair, starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in lead. A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
FILM SCREENING | Wed, April 12 @ 5 pm in 10 Stephens Hall: The Namesake | New Directions in Indian Cinema The Namesake is a 2006 Indian-American drama film which was released in the United States on 9 March 2007, following screenings at film festivals in Toronto and New York City.
FILM SCREENING | Wed, April 19 @ 5 pm in 10 Stephens Hall: Mississippi Masala | New Directions in Indian Cinema Mississippi Masala a 1991 romantic drama film directed by Mira Nair, based upon a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, starring Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, and Roshan Seth.
FILM SCREENING | Wed, April 26 @ 5 pm in 10 Stephens Hall: Queen of Katwe | New Directions in Indian Cinema Queen of Katwe (2016) is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.
LECTURE | Sunday, May 7 @ 3 pm in Chevron Auditorium, International House: The 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture by Mira Nair This lecture series has been established in memory of Sarah Kailath (February 5 1941 - October 15, 2008), a long-time supporter of ISASs mission and activities and in whose name the center holds an endowed chair titled the "Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies.".
PLAY | Friday, May 5 to June 25 at the Berkeley Rep: Monsoon Wedding: The Musical Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous Monsoon Wedding to Berkeley Reps stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical.