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Goethe to host conference on masculinity

  • Published at 10:28 pm August 28th, 2021

Goethe-Institute Bangladesh is organizing the following programmes, as a part of M3

"M3: Man, Male, Masculine" is the South-Asian regional project on the theme of Masculinities. The project aims to discuss current visions of masculinity with children and young adults of both genders in India and Bangladesh. Goethe-Institute Bangladesh is organizing two programmes, as a part of M3.

A talk on "Performing Masculinity" will take place on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 6pm. Author Fikri Anıl Altıntaş and Dhaka Tribune's Business Editor, Esha Aurora will speak at this session. The interactive conversation shall encompass perspectives and contexts of gender performance; Topic of Honor of ascribed non-white masculinity, Gender-based violence and the concepts of Orientalism in masculinity.

At 7:30 pm, a panel discussion on "Performing Masculinity in Contemporary South Asian Cinema" will be moderated by Meenakshi Shedde (South Asia Delegate to the Berlin Film Festival, independent film curator, journalist, India). The panelists include Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Filmmaker, Bangladesh), Rubaiyat Hossain (Filmmaker, Bangladesh), Devashish Makhija (India), and Tillotama Shome (Actress, India).  

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The discussion intends to explore how differently roles are written for men and women actors. It will also look at how differently men and women are directed and treated on set, gender disparity in pay scales for actors, as well as directors. Exploring childhood events that may have shaped them into the people they are today and how often men watch films directed by women.

Other speakers include: Urvashi Butalia (Feminist Researcher & Writer, New Delhi), Florian Fischer (freelance Consultant on Social Issues, Germany), Meena Kandaswamy (anti-caste activist, novelist, India), Michael Meuser (Professor of Sociology, Dortmund University), Sumathi Ramaswamy (Professor of History & International Comparitive Studies, Duke University, USA), and more.

Artists: Aditi Mittal (writer, comedian, actor, India), Anamika Joshi (Spoken-word artist, India), Mandeep Raikhy (Dance practitioner & choreographer, India), Susanne Sachsse (actress, Berlin Germany), Kerstin Rickermann & Silke Beller, Film-makers Germany) and more will be performing in an around the same topic.

To get the Zoom link, register at: https://qrgo.page.link/cuKZa

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