Indian film director to speak at Elon on Oct. 2

Pankaj Rishi Kumar will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 2, to give a talk and screen his documentary film.

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Elon will host Indian Director Pankaj Rishi Kumar for a talk and screening of his documentary “Two Flags.”

The film traces the life and politics of a quaint French town, Pondicherry, as the Tamil French people gear up for the 2017 presidential elections. It explores notions of identity, citizenship, and home in the post-colonial era. Professor of Religious Studies Brian Pennington will moderate the post-screening Q&A.

This event will take place in the McBride Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. “Two Flags” is shown in Tamil and French with English subtitles.

Kumar’s visit and this screening are made possible with the support of the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society and the Department of World Languages and Cultures.