India Premiere of 'Salaam Dunk' - New Delhi Screening
Salaam Dunk is the winner of the Gold Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival 2011; the Grand Jury Award, Florida Film Festival 2012; and the Grand Jury Award, Nashville Film Festival 2012.
Join us for the India premiere (Delhi screening) of Salaam Dunk with Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, The Times of India.
About Salaam Dunk
Salaam Dunk is a documentary about a women's basketball team at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). These women come from all over Iraq to study at AUIS and many cannot even tell family that they attend an American university. Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq we don't see. Salaam Dunk is directed by David Fine.
Indrani Bagchi is the Diplomatic Editor of The Times of India, where she reports and analyses foreign policy issues for the newspaper. Bagchi covers daily news on foreign affairs in the foreign office and interprets and analyses global trends with an Indian perspective. She writes news stories and opinion articles, news features, a blog, "Globespotting," and a fortnightly column for The Times of India Crest edition. Earlier, she was Associate Editor of India Today. In 2010, she was awarded the Chang Lin-Tien fellowship by the Asia Foundation to study US-China relations at Brookings Institution, Washington DC.
This programme is part of our Women of Asia series, which promotes the collaboration and leadership of accomplished women through a range of informative and network building forums that facilitate the sharing of best practices, critical issues and personal experiences. Other programmes under this series include a roundtable on women and leadership with Hong Kong's Secretary for Development Carrie Lam, and the India premiere of the 2012 Oscar-winning film Saving Face. Our series of International Women's Day events has included a discussion on Violence and Women: The Way Forward.
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