Artists' Television Access

The Revolutionary Optimists

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

RevOpt_Poster_3_lg1Presented by The America India Foundation, (AIF) Young Professionals,
Emmy-nominated  film, ”The Revolutionary Optimists ” captures the inspiring stories of young South Asians as trail-blazing agents of change.
In the slums of Calcutta, Amlan Ganguly and his proteges – Shika, Salim, Kajal and Priyanka – use street theater, dance, and data as their tools to mount vaccination drives for polio, turn garbage dumps into playing fields, and conduct education campaign around health issues. It’s truly extraordinary to bear witness to the undeniable sea change Ganguly has set in motion.
directed by  Nicole Newnham, Maren Grainger-Monsen, USA/India/2013, 57 min
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