Welcome to another screening at the LBI Film Club! Thanks to the enthusiastic response from so many film lovers among you, this online project is here to stay, and we hope that you will continue to enjoy our selection of interesting and thought-provoking films linked to the immensely diverse, rich and multi-faceted Jewish experience.
The LBI Film Club’s fifth offering is:
Shalom Bollywood – The Untold Story of Indian Cinema (Australia, 2013)
Shalom Bollywood reveals the unlikely story of the 2000-year-old Indian-Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry. When Indian cinema began 100 years ago it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women took on female lead roles, which they dominated for decades. The film focuses on the lives of five of the great Jewish actors. Infused with music and dancing, the vibrant and spirited documentary unabashedly oozes Bollywood as it uses film motifs to drive the narrative.
Further LBI Film Club screenings will be announced via our LBI website, Facebook page (Leo Baeck Institute London), Instagram (@leobaeckinstitutelondon), and Twitter (@lbi_london) in the future. Please keep checking!