Monday - 14th April, 2014
A Hidden Heritage - Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930-1951) - Merle Oberon
SACF is working on a film heritage project titled: A Hidden Heritage: Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930 –1951). Among the findings of the project are two actors of Indian origin who rose to international stardom – Merle Oberon and Sabu – on whom we are focusing through the events given below.
MERLE OBERON (1911-1979)
who migrated from Calcutta in India to London in 1928, established herself as a mainstream actress in English films made in UK and Hollywood and starred opposite stalwarts such as: Laurence Olivier, Douglas Fairbanks, Fredric March, Marlon Brando and others.
- FREE talk titled: The Dark Angel: Portrait of Merle Oberon by Dr Charles Drazin @ 11 am in NFT3, BFI, South Bank.
- FREE screening of: The Dark Angel, starring Merle Oberon @ 2 pm in NFT, BFI South Bank
Organised by the South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF) in collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI) South Bank, London with funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund.