Sunday, May 6, 2018

Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: Shalom Bollywood - The Untold Story of Jewish Superstars of India's Silver Screen


Shalom Bollywood reveals the unlikely story of the 2000-year-old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world’s largest film industry. When Indian cinema began 100 years ago it was taboo for Hindu and Islamic women to perform on screen, so Indian Jewish women took on female lead roles, which they dominated for decades. 

The film focuses on the lives of five of the great Jewish actors. Infused with music and dancing, the cheekily told documentary unabashedly oozes Bollywood as it uses film motifs to drive the narrative.

The film had its world premiere in October 2017 at the Mumbai Film Festival. It is playing now in Washington DC at the Washington Jewish Film Festival. It will be playing at the Jewish Motifs Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland from May 23 to May 27. 

Film selection at Jewish Film Festivals worldwide is now in process, and we expect this film to be featured at many festivals in 2018 and 2019. We'll be watching for announcements of upcoming festivals and we'll let you know when Shalom Bollywood is scheduled to be shown in your area.

In the meantime, enjoy the trailer.

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