Between Two Worlds: An Evening with Mira Nair (Rice Univ, 04/11/06)
Mira Nair, one of Hollywood’s most accomplished directors, is to speak at Rice on Tuesday April 11th, 2006.
Nair is the director of several feature films including Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay, and Kamasutra. Although the Rice website on the event is not 100% clear on the topic of the discussion, it explains that Nair is “adept at telling stories that bridge the gap between cultures,” and “…challenges audiences to think about assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices and how these manifest themselves in our relationships.”
My best guess is that Nair will present a powerful event, exploring how we act and react based on such things as stereotypes and prejudice – exploring the differences between cultutres. With Nair’s accomplishments, and skill both behind – and in front of – the camera, I have no doubt that this will be an event to remember. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this free event at Rice.
Who: Accomplished director, Mira Nair
When: Tuesday, April 11, 2006; 8:00pm
Where: Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center
More Information: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~events/pls/nair.html, or 713-348-5585, or firstname.lastname@example.org.