The British filmmaker will be the subject of a Spotlight retrospective at the 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, set to run from May 5-10 in New York.
The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) made the announcement as Chadha prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bhaji On The Beach.
Films in the Gurinder Chadha Documentary Retrospective co-presented by Third World Newsreel include Acting Our Age, I’m British But…, A Nice Arrangement and What Do You Call An Indian Woman Who Is Funny?
“Our 14th Annual NYIFF is very much a part of the IAAC’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations that were kicked off with a bang in November 2013,” said IAAC executive director Aroon Shivdasani.
“NYIFF is the IAAC’s flagship event and this year’s programming reflects the amazing range and quality of films screened at this festival. Gurinder Chadha is one of three ‘Bhanji Brigade’ (coined by Mira Nair) super star diaspora women filmmakers – the other two being Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta – all three of whom have been honoured for their talent by NYIFF in years past.”
NYIFF director Aseem Chhabra added, “I have been a fan of Gurinder Chadha since I saw her Bhaji On The Beach 20 years ago in New York City. Soon after I discovered her four documentaries, made while she was a journalist.
“In all of these works and her subsequent films, including the worldwide hit Bend it Like Beckham, Gurinder explores the Asian Indian immigrant experiences in Britain, laced with humour, pathos and a lot of introspection.