Journeys with Kabir- Film: Chalo Hamara Desh (

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JOURNEYS WITH KABIR This multidisciplinary exploration of Kabir will include a lecture, film, and performance. Kabir was a great mystical poet of 15th-century North India --- still enormously popular and influential. A provocative and challenging figure who can't be pinned down by any religious label, he is admired by Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and secularists, His presence today can be sought in multiple social, religious, and political locations, and in vibrantly diverse forms of music. Film Synopsis: This film is a journey in search of Kabir's country ('desh'), and unfolds through the interwoven narratives of two people from two very different countries -- Dalit folk singer Prahlad Tipanya and North American scholar Linda Hess. We enter the world of Kabir through journeys into the personal and public lives of these two individuals, brought together in an unlikely friendship by the amazing universality and cross-cultural resonance of Kabir; and, as their journeys unfold, the filmmaker herself becomes part of the network of friendships sprung by Kabir. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Soul of Asia is made possible by Harold and Ruth Newman

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Fri 20 Mar 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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$7 Asia Society members/Students with ID/Seniors; $11 Nonmembers
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