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The Sparrow

Apr 22nd 2018 @ Centre Segal

Montreal, Canada
I Was There
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
2:00 PM
Centre Segal
Montreal, Canada
Description in French only

NDIAN CINEMA is a feature length documentary celebrating the all singing, all dancing history of the world’s largest film industry. It 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, who were more liberal and progressive, took on female lead roles, which they then dominated for decades. However, because of their stage names people thought they were Muslims or Christians. Until now….