Film/Discussion


Wednesday November 7, 2012: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOFTWARE FROM HARD ROCKS: What happens to one’s sense of “place” or “home” under globalization? To answer this question, Aashish Kumar journeyed to the heart of this change – Hyderabad, a southern Indian city that came of age kicking and screaming in the wake of the post 1990s global tech boom and bust. He found himself in the middle of a “claim war” that defies fiction: from the struggling farmers of Andhra Pradesh to the “CEO-style” Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu; from the “reverse migrants” living in gated communities to the historians fighting to save ancient rock formations from developers. Mr. Kumar is an independent filmmaker and media educator based in New York City. Join him for a discussion and screening of his documentary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.