Film on Arundhati Roy
- The Public Square
& the Chicago Historical Society
Present a Special Screening of
Dam/age: A Film by Aradhana Seth with Arundhati Roy
A Conversation with the Filmmaker follows the Film
July 11th, 2003 at 7:00 PM
Chicago Historical Society, Clark Street at North
($10.00 General Admission) Go to http://www.ticketweb.com
to purchase tickets)
Arundhati Roy, author of "War Talk," has been one of the most visible
and vocal international voices against war. She is powerful and
eloquent when focused on the struggle for justice in her native India
or addressing global politics.
This Film chronicles the bold campaign against the Narmada dam project in
northern India and the contempt of court case that led to a prolonged case
against Arundhati Roy and eventually a one-day jail sentence in spring of
2002. In a clear and accessible manner, the film weaves together a number of
issues that lie at the heart of politics today-from the consequences of
development and globalization, India's nuclear standoff with Pakistan, to
the ever more urgent need for state accountability and the freedom of
Born in India and trained as an architect, Arundhati Roy was awarded the
coveted Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, "The God of Small Things,"
which has been translated into more than 30 languages. Roy is also the
author of three collections of essays-"War Talk" (2003), "Power Politics"
(2001), and "The Cost of Living" (1999), as well as numerous articles.
Aradhana Seth is a documentary filmmaker and a production designer. She has
worked extensively in her native India as well as in Europe, the United
Kingdom, and the United States. Her credits include 16 documentary
films-made for broadcast in India, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United
States-and a combination of audio-visuals, live news coverage, radio
features and photographs.
The Public Square is non profit 501 (c) (3) organization in Chicago that
fosters thoughtful, challenging dialogue about cultural and political
issues, with an emphasis on social justice. (http://www.thepublicsquare.org)
Barbara Ransby, Ph.D
CPI/The Public Square
117 North Jefferson Street, Suite 201
Chicago, Illinois 60661