Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Directed & Written by Danny Ben-Moshe
Length 1 hr 16 min
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 and explores the theme of interfaith relations as Jewish, Muslim and Hindu stars harmoniously shared each other’s customs and put aside religious differences in pursuit of a shared goal and passion, making great films. Infused with music and dancing, the cheekily told documentary unabashedly oozes Bollywood as it uses film motifs to drive the narrative.
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