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Screening: “The Problem with Apu”

November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for a screening of the film The Problem with Apu (2017), as part of a suite of events on the depiction of South Asians: “From Dave Carson to Apu: Global Circulations of Indian Brown Voice and Brownface.”


In this film, comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons, and the larger issue of the problematic ways the predominately white American media depicts South Asian American communities.


This screening will be held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center (301 Pittsboro St.), on the UNC campus. The film will be introduced by Prof. Pamela Lothspeich, and afterwards a panel of undergraduate students will lead a discussion of the documentary.


November 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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