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Between Two Worlds: An Afternoon With Mira Nair

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Peabody Essex Museum Presents

Between Two Worlds: An Afternoon with Mira Nair

Sunday, November 20, 4 pm

Reservations by November 17. Please call 978-745-9500, ext 3011.
Members $17
Non-members $20
A limited number of student tickets are available, with valid ID for $8.

Venue: Morse Auditorium

As one of Hollywood’s most accomplished directors, Mira Nair has been lauded from her earliest endeavors. She found award-winning success as a documentary filmmaker, before moving on to feature films. Nair’s debut feature, Salaam Bombay! was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival as well as twenty-five other international awards. Since then, with films such as Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding, the Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, My Own Country, and Vanity Fair, Nair has become one of the most respected, acclaimed and award-winning directors of her generation.

From the director’s chair, Nair has told the stories of people who exist on the margins, often pulled between two competing worlds. Originally from India, educated at Delhi University and Harvard University, she is particularly adept at telling stories that bridge the gap between cultures. She brings that same skill to her lectures and seminars. A natural on stage, she challenges audiences to think about assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices, and how these manifest themselves in our relationships. With natural charm and humor she draws her audience into a discussion of the issues explored in her films, as well as the art of filmmaking and the craft of storytelling. Audiences of all backgrounds have enjoyed this accomplished, generous, and thoughtful member of the Hollywood industry. Made possible by the George Swinnerton Parker Memorial Lecture Fund.

For more information, please visit http://www.pem.org/events/.

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