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North American Premiere

Shalom Bollywood

Directed by Danny Ben-Moshe

Australia | 80 minutes | 2017

Shalom Bollywood is a song-and-dance-filled celebration of the world’s largest film industry revealing the unlikely story of the 2,000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its remarkable stars who shaped Bollywood cinema’s Golden Age. Much has been written about the Jewish immigrants to America who built Hollywood, but until now there has been little documentation of the equally impressive involvement of Jews in making Bollywood the huge phenomenon it is today. At the advent of the Indian film industry 100 years ago, it was taboo for Hindu and Muslim women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women took on female lead roles and dominated the industry for decades. With access to rare archival footage, this fascinating, one-of-a-kind documentary tells the extraordinary tale of Bollywood cinema through the lives of Jewish icons at the heart of it from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.

Featuring an extended conversation with Dr. Nathan Katz, a renowned pioneer in Indo-Judaic studies.

Director Danny Ben-Moshe
Countries of Production Australia
Year of Presentation 2017
Premiere Status North American Premiere
Runtime 80 minutes
Principal Cast Rishi Kapoor, Raghet Reuben, Solomon Sopher, Ruby Mordecai

Cindy and Mark Soloway

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