Film Screening: Homes for Gods and Mortals

December 5, 2018 - 5:30pm
Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC) Room 150
Still image from film

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is pleased to invite you to a screening of the film Homes for Gods and Mortals, followed by a Q&A session with the director Gayatri Chatterjee.

Homes for Gods and Mortals, a film by renowed film scholar Gayatri Chatterjee, centers on life in two little villages around the famed Hindu temples of Khajuraho. But the film is about the people living here--the nature of their faith and modes of worship--and how all their lives create a vast network bringing them close. It shows how people’s lives are shaped in and around the temples and explores a continuous history of migration, displacement, settlement...and poverty. Together, Homes for Gods and Mortals tells a story about the ways that history and mythology mingle.

Professor Gayatri Chatterjee is a film scholar based in Pune. She has taught and lectured widely in India, the USA, and Europe. She is visting faculty at the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts. Her book Awara (reissued by Penguin in 2003) won the President’s Gold medal (swarna-kamal ) for the best book on cinema in 1992. Her book Mother India (2002) belongs to the BFI film classics series of the British Film Institute. Gayatri’s articles have featured in several edited volumes published nationally and internationally.


Gayatri Chatterjee with Caleb Simmons

Suggested Parking: 

Second Street Garage