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Documentaries for Social Change: Conversation with Dylan Mohan Gray (HIST' 94)

Social Event
CEU Online Reunion 2020 May 9-25
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join alum and  award winning filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray (HIST' 94) for an engaging conversation with Jeremy Braverman, CEU Visiting Professor and Media and Visual Education Specialist. Using examples from Dylan’s work, the session will explore  the power of documentary storytelling to illuminate social injustices, inspire conversation and spark change. Participants will have a chance to ask questions during the Q&A. 

 Reserve your attendance today. Zoom access code will be sent to registrants


Dylan Mohan Gray (HIST’94)  is a globally-acclaimed Indian and Canadian filmmaker. His documentary feature film Fire in the Blood, premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival  and went on to enjoy the longest theatrical run of any non-fiction film in Indian cinema  history (five weeks). 

In official selection at over 100 leading film festivals which was honoured with major awards and accolades worldwide, Fire in the Blood fundamentally changed the global conversation around access to essential medicine.  

Dylan's film on the future of global health and human rights, From Durban to Tomorrow, shot in six countries on three continents, premiered in competition at the 2020 Mumbai International Film Festival. His narrative feature script, The Last Day of Winter (co-written with Vikramaditya Motwane), was incubated at the Sundance Institute | Mumbai Mantra Screenwriting Lab. Dylan recently directed "The King of Good Times", a Netflix original documentary premiering in late spring, 2020. He is currently working on a limited dramatic series based on true incidents of corporate crime.

In 2017 he was appointed Visiting Professor of History (exploring intersections between history and film) at CEU and is a winner of CEU's inaugural Alumni Impact Award 2016.  

He lives and works in Mumbai. 

(Source: Wikipedia)

Part of this year's CEU 2020 Online Alumni Reunion, this conversation promises to be very interesting. Reserve your attendance today. (Zoom access codes will be sent to registrants.)

Also, be sure to check this year's complete Online Reunion program.