Guli’s Children: Film Screening and Discussion
(Cosponsored event with Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies)
About the film:
Calicut (also known as GULI in Chinese) was an important node in the overall links between China and Kerala (south of India). The film brings out the cultural-historical ties, the physical artefacts and, most importantly, traces of human genealogy that survive between Kerala and China to this day. Spanning over two years of research, and nearly 20000 kilometres of fieldwork across India and China, the film is a work of non-fiction.The film has been screened previously, on invitation, in the United States (at Yale University, & the New School), Singapore (NUS), Denmark (Univ of Copenhagen) and in France (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle), apart from screenings across India and China (Beijing and Shanghai).
About the filmmaker:
Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu teaches at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He was “Fox Fellow (2008-09)” at Yale University and, more recently (2017), was selected as a ‘China India Scholar Leader’ by the India China Institute at the New School, New York (one of eight, chosen globally). He also received the first Centenary Visiting Fellowship (nominated award) at SOAS, University of London in 2013. He studied Economics at St. Stephen’s College (Delhi) and Chinese studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi).
Film discussion will be moderated by Ritty Lukose (NYU Gallatin)
MEDIA DISCUSSION ON THE FILM (worldwide)
IN CHINA on primetime CCTV News channel : http://english.cctv.com/2016
IN AMERICA on Voice of America (VOA) News channel: https://www.voachines
- Cover story in The Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com
/news/cities/Kochi/on-the-silk -road-from-kerala-to-china/art icle19730082.ece
- The Indian Express: http://indianexpress.
com/article/lifestyle/cultural -historical-ties-between-china -india-malayalee-family-such-a -long-journey-2820926
- The Times of India: http://timesofindia.ind
iatimes.com/city/kochi/From-Ca licut-to-China-a-700-year-old- tale/articleshow/51928417.cms
- Deccan Chronicle: http://www.deccanch
ronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-an d-trending/190416/the-700-year -old-sino-malayali-link.html
- Manorama: http://english.manor
amaonline.com/entertainment/in terview/joe-thomas-karackattu- on-his-movie-gulis-children.ht ml
- Business Standard: http://www.business-
standard.com/article/specials/ kozhikode-to-china-11609300125 8_1.html
YOUTUBE TEASER: https://www.youtube.c