Wesleyan to Host South Asia Film Series

Wesleyan is hosting its first South Asia Film Series starting April 5. All films take place in the Center for Film Studies and are free of charge.

Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m., PATHER PANCHALI (India, 1955), Dir: Satyajit Ray. Music by Ravi Shankar. Acclaimed drama about a young girl, Durga, and her family’s village life.

Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m., EYES OF STONE (India, 1989), Dir: Nilita Vachani. Ms. Vachani will introduce her film. Gillian Goslinga, assistant professor of anthropology, will be on the panel after the film. Documentary about demonic possession and goddess temples.

A panel discussion will follow each film.

On May 12 at 8 p.m., Fulbright Scholar Gayathri Khemadasa, a composer from Sri Lanka, will perform selected scenes from my her opera, Phoolan Devi at South Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown. A free-will offering will be received.

For more information call 860-759-9680 or visit www.phoolandeviopera.com.