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Serinity Young, adjunct assistant professor in QC’s Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, introduces Shyam Benegal’s 1977 film, Junoon (Obsession). This dramatic movie, regarded as one of the best to emerge from the Parallel Cinema movement of the 1970s and 1980s, examines provocative issues of race, war and colonialism through the lens of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny. Benegal explores what happens after a Eurasian family is kidnapped during that mutiny—and one of the kidnappers becomes infatuated with the family’s younger daughter.
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