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Acclaimed Producer and Filmmaker

Mira Nair

Speaking with Pico
(2020/2021 Lectures)

Wed, May 26
5:00 PM Pacific
FREE for UCSB students (registration required)

Running time: approx. 60 min. Ticket holders will be able to replay this event for one week.

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“We all know the power of film; we all know there's almost nothing more powerful than to see people on film that look and talk like you, like we do.” – Mira Nair

From her first feature, the Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay!, to her new six-part series, A Suitable Boy, Mira Nair has established herself as one of the freshest and most fearless directors working today. Raised in India and educated at Harvard, Nair takes us from Uganda to New York City to rural India in her work to give us worlds we’ve seldom seen before. Her groundbreaking films include Mississippi Masala, The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding and Queen of Katwe and frequently explore issues around identity and displacement. Away from the camera, she has worked to support filmmaking and young directors in both East Africa and South Asia and is known for her love of music, acting and literature.

This conversation with Pico Iyer will be followed by a moderated Q&A.

Presented in association with the Carsey-Wolf Center at UC Santa Barbara 

Speaking with Pico Series Sponsors: Dori Pierson Carter & Chris Carter, Martha Gabbert, and Laura Shelburne & Kevin O’Connor

Community Partners:
Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli

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