The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival, April 22-26 -- The Glow of White Women Film Screening

The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles runs April 22-27, 2008 at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinemas. The African Studies Center will co-present the US premiere of a film from South Africa entitled The Glow of White Women.

Saturday, April 26, 2008
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
ArcLight Hollywood Cinema
6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
between Vine and Ivar
Hollywood, CA 90028

In this funny and personal film, Yunus Vally recounts the difficulty of growing up in a world where white women defined notions of beauty and existed as objects of desire in mass media, but were forbidden by law and society. 

Sex and politics mix in this funny and personal account of growing up Muslim in Apartheid South Africa.

  • Running time 78 minutes
  • Q & A after the film with director Yunus Vally

Purchase tickets:

  • Visit – scroll down, under Special Programming, click on Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Festival Parking:

  • $2.50 for 4 hours, $6 maximum.  Please get your ticket validated only at the Festival Will Call and Info desks, and not at the ArcLight Hollywood Guest Services
  • More parking info, directions at

For the complete film schedule/film descriptions, visit

From documentaries like The Sky Below (about the partition between Indian and Pakistan) to opulent musicals like My Heart is Crazy to dramas like Four Women to hilarious satires like Lions to Punjab Presents to poignant comedies like Kissing Cousins, the Indian Film Festival showcases cinema at its best – something for everyone! 

This year's film festival promises to be an eclectic and exciting event that includes approximately 40 features, shorts and documentaries, Bollywood By Night screenings, and a Tribute to India's acclaimed actress Madhuri Dixit.  Between the screenings, enjoy an eclectic selection of free live Indian-themed performances at the ArcLight courtyard as well as a myriad of networking opportunities.

About IFFLA:

Now in its sixth year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is the first and largest festival in North America devoted to promoting a greater appreciation of Indian cinema by showcasing films about India and the diverse perspectives of the Indian Diaspora.  The IFFLA is a nonprofit organization.

The festival will run from April 22-27, 2008 at ArcLight Hollywood, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Los Angeles.  Jury and Audience Choice Prizes will be awarded for Best Feature, Documentary and Short film.

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Cost : Tickets: $11 general admission; $9 students, seniors, AFI & ArcLight members

For more information please contact:

Indian Film Festival of Los AngelesTel: 310-364-4403

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.