Virtual Movie Discussion: Gully Boy, Thursday, May 21st 8 PM ET

Virtual Movie Discussion: Gully Boy, Thursday, May 21st 8 PM ET

Host families, students, and volunteers are invited to attend an in-depth cultural discussion of the movie Gully Boy, followed by a Bollywood dance party.

We’ve asked hosted students to watch Gully Boy (2.5 hrs, available on Amazon Prime) and email us a video of them performing a South Asian dance (both optional but encouraged!). During the dance party, we will share the videos we receive. For those who like dancing, we will also have a DJ playing the top songs from India. Traditional clothing is encouraged.

Gully Boy Storyline:

Gully Boy is a film about a 22-year-old boy “Murad” from a ghetto in Mumbai, India. The son of a driver, his parents worked hard to get him educated so that he could have a white collar job. Meanwhile, Murad realizes his calling to be a rapper. Authentic Hip Hop in India is a recent phenomenon and like anywhere else in the world, is rising from the streets. Art is a distant dream for the colonized poor of India and this story is about Murad’s journey from realizing his love for rap and chasing his dream to inadvertently transcending his class. The film showcases street rap from the crevices of Mumbai’s by lanes. The poetry is conscious of the city’s socio-economic fabric and highlights the challenges faced by the disenfranchised youth in the minority population.” – From IMDb

When: Thursday, May 21st at 8 PM EST, register here.

Meeting ID: 948 8223 8423

Password: 241398

We are looking forward to having you join us!

This opportunity is provided by Masaki Yoshikawa, Ian Loumos, Thomas Smith, and Natalie Rehberger from the Participant Support Department and Libby Gartland from Sponsored Programs