Spring 2015 Film Series - Indian, 4/1/15
Discussion Leader: Shilpa Dave (Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies)
Movie Title: English Vinglish (2012)
Description: The story of a quiet, sweet tempered housewife who endures small slights
from her well educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and
understand English. She is resourceful and open-minded but somehow these traits don't get
noticed by them. Then one day on a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enroll in
an English Learners class and meets a host of new people who teach her to value herself beyond
the narrow perspective of her family.
This event is co-organized by the Institute of World Languages and the Department of Media Studies. All films are free and subtitled in English. Films are screened from 6:30pm - 9:00pm.