AJFF Connects: Shalom Bollywood


AJFF is delighted to present an encore presentation of Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema, celebrating the unique cross-section of cultures that informed the development of Indian cinema. Presented in partnership with the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States, this AJFF Connects screening continues a year-round programming initiative that uses the power of film to build bridges of understanding and spark dialogue with diverse audiences.

Join us at the Ismaili Jamatkhana on Sunday, August 26th at 3:00 PM for a tour of the center, the film screening, guest speakers, and a live dance performance.

The Ismaili Jamatkhana is located at 4405-A International Blvd NW, Norcross, GA 30093.

Capacity is limited. Tickets (FREE) required.

About the Film:

Full of unexpected delights, Shalom Bollywood tells of the Jewish stars that dominated early Indian cinema.

When the world’s largest film industry began, it was frowned upon for Hindu and Muslim women to appear on screen. So their roles were played by India’s Jewish community, Baghdadi and Bene Israel descendants that faced no taboos about performing in public. From the silent era through Bollywood’s golden age, Indian cinema icons share their highs and lows and how their careers pushed the boundaries of Indian-Jewish culture. Interviews plus rare archival footage and retro-style music and animation, revive the all-singing, all-dancing cheeky feel of a Bollywood production.

About AJFF Connects

AJFF Connects presents new and encore film programming events that build bridges, foster dialogue, and bring together community partners throughout the year.