In Search of Bengali Harlem: Screening & Discussion

On March 9, 2023, we were thrilled to welcome back Professor Vivek Bald (PhD, NYU American Studies) for a screening of In Search of Bengali Harlem (85 min), his acclaimed documentary with actor and playwright Alaudin Ullah. The film follows Ullah as he investigates the lives of his Bangladeshi immigrant parents, unearthing a lost history in which South Asian Muslims, African Americans, and Puerto Ricans forged an extraordinary multiracial community in the tenements of mid-twentieth century Harlem. The screening was followed by a discussion, moderated by Professor Dina M. Siddiqi (NYU Liberal Studies), featuring Bald, co-Director Ullah, and community members Yolanda Musawwir and Shah Khalique.

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