Saturday, December 14, 2019:
Presented by director Anand Patwardhan, who visits the MFAH this week for events in conjunction with his exhibition Ways of Struggle at the Glassell School of Art
Admission is free.
In this monumental documentary, veteran Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan explores how India’s political climate has moved dramatically away from the nonviolent teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Organized in chapters that move from the past to the present, Reason unflinchingly chronicles the rise of right-wing extremism and recent instances of violence, yet concludes with a message of cautious optimism. The screening includes a 15-minute intermission.
About the Filmmaker
Anand Patwardhan was born in Bombay in 1950. His passionate, detailed chronicling of injustices in India has made him known as the filmmaking conscience of his nation. Reason received the award for best feature-length documentary at the 2018 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.
• Core Program Lecture
Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m.
• Opening Reception + Film Screening of In the Name of God
Friday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.