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March 21 — See South India at IMA in the film "Vanaja"

Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than ancient fort walls, the film explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age. Vanaja, the 15 year old daughter of a financially troubled fisherman goes to work in the local landlady's house in hopes of learning Kuchipudi dance. She does well, but when the Landlady's son returns from the US, what begins as innocent flirtation turns ugly.

When: Saturday March 21, 2:30 PM
Where :Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tobias Theater

Purchase tickets at www.imamuseum.org, by calling 317-955-2339 or at the door. Adults $9 / Members $5 / Students with ID $7/ Youth 12 & under $5

Screen Zenith is a series featuring the award-winning films of emerging directors from across the globe.

(2006, dir. Rajnesh Domalpalli, 111 mins, India)
Vanaja, the teenage daughter of a financially troubled fisherman, takes a job in a local landlady’s house in hopes of learning Kuchipudi, a classical Indian dance originating from South India. When the landlady’s son returns from the United States, Vanaja becomes involved in a flirtation that ultimately turns dangerous. The film won Best First Feature Film at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival. In Telugu with English subtitles.

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