Bollywood Mondays: 'Newton' (2017)
October 29, 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Marine Sciences Building Room 100
In 2009, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared the Naxalite Maoist movement in rural eastern India to be the most serious internal threat to national security. Comprised mostly of tribal peoples oppressed by class inequalities and sidelined by the state, these guerrillas are often mistreated by the mainstream as well as subject to violence at the hands of security forces.
What might happen if a rookie government clerk is sent into rural forests thick with Maoists and swarmed by heavily armed government troops in order to bring democratic elections to the region? 'Newton' tells that story in the form of a gripping dark comedy. Starring the brilliant Rajkummar Rao as Newton, the film won a host of national and international awards and was India's entry to this year's Oscars.
This is the ninth movie in the 16th UH Bollywood film series, running every Monday this fall. For a copy of the full semester film series schedule, please see the contact information below.
Free and open to the public.
History, Mānoa Campus
Ned Bertz, (808) 956-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org