Published June 19, 2014
“Adda: Calcutta, Kolkata,” the award-winning documentary by Indian independent filmmaker Surjo Deb, will be screened at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Screening Room, 112 Center for the Arts, North Campus.
The screening is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Undergraduate Academies and the Center for Global Media in the Department of Media Study.
The film documents a day in the life of the city of Calcutta, or Kolkata. It presents a free-flowing, intimate portrait of the city and its people, using the Bengali phenomenon of “adda”—informal conversations between groups of people that go on for hours at a stretch at street corners, cafes, markets and in living rooms.
The film was researched and co-scripted by Shayani Bhattacharya, PhD student in the Department of English.