US to Host First Dalit Film Festival
The Times Of India
Feb 7, 2019

Columbia University to host the first Dali Film and Cultural Festival in New york, to encourage the talents of the Dalit community.

The Dalit Film and Cultural Festival, will be held at Columbia University in New York on the 23 and 24 February. This festival will showcase movies created by dalit artists. The Festival also aims to talk about the various problems of the community.

The Hindi film “Masaan”, a Marathi Film “Fandry”, two Tamil films “Kaala” and “Perumal Periyerum”, are the different films that are going to be showcased at the Film Festival. Documentaries created by Dalit artists will also be shown.

This Festival has been organized by the Dr Ambedkar International Mission. This organisation is a part of the US Ambedkarite, which is a group of various Dalit organisations in America.

They saw that the Dailt artists are very talented and wanted to encourage them.