Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Brown-India Initiative and SASA present Sarovar Banka (Brown alum!) to screen "A Decent Arrangement" (2011)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

8:00pm – 11:00pm

List Art 120

Free admission 

Brown-India Initiative, SASA, and the Brown Office of Institutional Diversity present: 

"A Decent Arrangement" 
screening with filmmaker Sarovar Banka

The film follows an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) who returns to India to seek an arranged marriage, and cleverly explores the tensions between globalized modernity and tradition among the South Asian diaspora.

Sarovar Banka is a writer, producer, director and creative individual now residing in Los Angeles with footholds in India (Chandigarh & Mumbai) and roots in Philadelphia, PA. He began his artistic career writing and performing sketch comedy, but soon began making short films, writing feature screenplays and stageplays. His work for the stage has been performed in Rhode Island and New York City, including an Off-Broadway production. Most recently, he wrote, produced and directed the feature film, a comedy/drama "A Decent Arrangement" shot on super 35 in Chandigarh, India, which has played at numerous festivals in US and abroad. Variety called the film "surprisingly accomplished" and "wry, twist on cultural confusion" while the Mumbai Mirror has placed it amongst significant films which detail the Indian-American experience. He is currently working on television and film projects.

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