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Father, Son and Holy War by Anand Patwardhan at the Phoenix Cinema

Posted in Film, News/Information by hassanjavid on March 29, 2012

Father, Son and Holy War  Pitra, Putra aur Dharmayuddha, (1995, Hindi with English subtitles)

Director Anand Patwardhan

On Sunday 22 April  2012 at 2pm (Free, but booking is required)


Phoenix Cinema
52 High Road
East Finchley
N2 9PJ
020 8444 6789

The Phoenix is proud to announce the next date in our ‘From the Archives’ series, as part of our Centenary celebrations. On Sunday 22nd April 2012, The Phoenix will hold a free screening at 2pm of Anand Patwardhan’s multi-award-winning documentary Father, Son and Holy War.
In this film from 1995, Patwardhan argues that in a politically polarised world, universal ideals are rare. In India, and as in many regions, the vacuum is filled by religious bigotry in which minorities become scapegoats for every perceived ill. He explores the possibility that the psychology of violence against “the other” may lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of “manhood.”

The screening will be followed by a discussion with panellists including Dr Kalpana Wilson LSE Gender Institute and Professor Emeritus Gautam Appa LSE.

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