“Bishar Blues” Screening 11/13/12

Check out Amitabh Chakraborty’s Bengali film, Bishar Blues, at 7 p.m. on November 13 at Lincoln Public Library. This landmark documentary concerns the bauls (or “madmen” itinerant musicians) of Bangladesh, whose ancient songs still occupy the collective Bengali imagination.  This is a rare look into the world of the bauls, who are both spurned and venerated, as they inhabit a threshold between societies, sexualities, and religions, preaching Hinduism and Islam simultaneously.  This film screening is organized by one of my students, and I would love it if you drop by!

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