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Guli's Children | Film Screening by Joe Thomas Karackattu
March 23, 2018, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Guli’s Children: Film Screening and Discussion
(Cosponsored event with Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies)
Film discussion will be moderated by Ritty Lukose (NYU Gallatin)
About the film:
Calicut (also known as GULI in Chinese) was an important node in the overall links between China and Kerala (south of India). The film brings out the cultural-historical ties, the physical artefacts and, most importantly, traces of human genealogy that survive between Kerala and China to this day. Spanning over two years of research, and nearly 20000 kilometres of fieldwork across India and China, the film is a work of non-fiction.The film has been screened previously, on invitation, in the United States (at Yale University, & the New School), Singapore (NUS), Denmark (Univ of Copenhagen) and in France (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle), apart from screenings across India and China (Beijing and Shanghai).
About the filmmaker:
Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu teaches at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai. He was “Fox Fellow (2008-09)” at Yale University and, more recently (2017), was selected as a ‘China India Scholar Leader’ by the India China Institute at the New School, New York (one of eight, chosen globally). He also received the first Centenary Visiting Fellowship (nominated award) at SOAS, University of London in 2013. He studied Economics at St. Stephen’s College (Delhi) and Chinese studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi).
Ritty Lukose is an Associate Professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in New York University. Her teaching and research interests explore the relations between culture, politics, and economy as they manifest themselves in discourses and practices of gender across the varied terrain of globalization, especially as they impact contemporary South Asia. With a background in anthropology, she is currently interested in the relationship between Western, global and non-Western feminisms. Professor Lukose’s research has been funded by the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright Program, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Academy of Education, and she has published several book chapters and articles on this research in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, Social History, Social Analysis, and Anthropology, and Education Quarterly. Her book, Liberalization’s Children: Gender, Youth and Consumer Citizenship in Globalizing India, was published by Duke University Press in 2009 and co-published in India by Orient Blackswan in 2010. A co-edited book, South Asian Feminisms was published by Duke University Press (2012) and Zubaan, a leading feminist press in India. She teaches courses on globalization, India/South Asia, sex/gender and feminisms within global contexts, and ethnography.
MEDIA DISCUSSION ON THE FILM (worldwide)
IN CHINA on primetime CCTV News channel : http://english.cctv.com/2016/06/28/VIDEWONjL4xqCrUHkzLN1MrG160628.shtml
IN AMERICA on Voice of America (VOA) News channel: https://www.voachinese.com/a/joe-thomas-20170606/3889389.html
- Cover story in The Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com
/news/cities/Kochi/on-the-silk -road-from-kerala-to-china/art icle19730082.ece
- The Indian Express: http://indianexpress.
com/article/lifestyle/cultural -historical-ties-between-china -india-malayalee-family-such-a -long-journey-2820926
- The Times of India: http://timesofindia.ind
iatimes.com/city/kochi/From-Ca licut-to-China-a-700-year-old- tale/articleshow/51928417.cms
- Deccan Chronicle: http://www.deccanch
ronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-an d-trending/190416/the-700-year -old-sino-malayali-link.html
- Manorama: http://english.manor
amaonline.com/entertainment/in terview/joe-thomas-karackattu- on-his-movie-gulis-children.ht ml
- Business Standard: http://www.business-
standard.com/article/specials/ kozhikode-to-china-11609300125 8_1.html
YOUTUBE TEASER: https://www.youtube.c