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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 Brownface and Brown Voice.”

  • 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 how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian 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 a short comment afterward will be offered.