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Nair, Mira

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Most widely held works by Mira Nair
Amelia by Mira Nair( Visual )

64 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas-born girl, Amelia Earhart discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23. Within 12 years she goes on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia and her husband/business partner George Putnam have an enduring marriage that could not be broken by her determination to fly, nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth
Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair( Visual )

139 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, lust and hope envelop an upper middle-class Indian family and their world-wide guests as they celebrate for four days the arranged marriage of their daughter to an East Indian man from Texas
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri( Visual )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of Indian immigrants born in America wants to fit in with fellow New Yorkers, but his family is unwilling to let go of their traditional ways
Vanity fair by Mira Nair( Visual )

75 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becky is determined to make something of herself so she accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley where she catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband
Queen of Katwe by Mira Nair( Visual )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )

125 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy in India is left behind when the circus he works for leaves without him. With nowhere to go, he struggles to survive on the streets of Bombay
Mississippi masala by Mira Nair( Visual )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exotic and erotic interracial love story, an African American businessman falls for a beautiful Indian immigrant, only to encounter shock and outrage from both families
The reluctant fundamentalist by Kiefer Sutherland( Visual )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and German and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down
New York, I love you by Fatih Akin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come together as they create a kaleidoscope of the spontaneous, surprising, electrifying human connections that pump the city's heartbeat. Sexy, funny, haunting and revealing encounters unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn, the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself. A collection of 10 different love stories
The music room by Sachindranath Biswas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Bengali and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day
Full frame documentary film festival : 7 complete documentary shorts( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Hindi and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mojave mirage: tells the story of a telephone booth that was placed out in the Mojave desert and the people who came out to answer the phone or place phone calls
11'09"01 September 11 : a film( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh." (The New York Times)
Monsoon wedding( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one family reunites for an unexpected wedding, sparks fly as love, lust, and secrets are revealed
The Perez family by Mira Nair( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free-spirited Dottie Perez is leaving Cuba for America, her head filled with dreams of movies, mascara and dates with John Wayne. Strait-laced Juan Perez is headed for a reunion with Carmela, the wife he hasn't seen in 20 years. But when an overworked immigration officer mistakes Dottie and Juan for husband and wife, the stage is set for a merry marital mix-up, and some very unpredictable romances
Kama Sutra : a tale of love by Mira Nair( Visual )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seductive tale of love and betrayal set in 16th century India. A king's courtesan is forbidden to embrace her one true love. Trained in the art of pleasure, Maya, the beautiful servant girl, becomes defiant, rebelling against ancient tradition. As passion takes over, the conflict brings consequences that no one ever envisioned
Hysterical blindness( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother and a lonely office worker seek after "love" in the meat-market bars of Bayonne, New Jersey, ca. 1987
India cabaret by Mira Nair( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By focusing on a group of female strippers who work in a nightclub in the suburbs of Bombay, India Cabaret explores the "respectable" and "corrupt" stereotypes which typify women in contemporary Indian society. It shows us the ordinary lives the dancers lead during the day, and follows them into the dressing room where they transform themselves into "queens of the night." The film tells their story, relating their hopes and fears while respecting their sense of pride, independence, strength and resilience. It also reveals the rules and double standards of India s patriarchal society
So far from India by Mira Nair( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewers will be caught up in this poignant portrait of a family split between two worlds. Ashok Sheth is an Indian immigrant who has come to New York to seek a better life for his family. Once here, he postpones sending for them. Money is scarce and he is growing away from the traditional life he left behind. Meanwhile, his despairing wife has lost face, dependent as she is on her in-laws for sustenance. The tension mounts when Ashok journeys to India to confront the situation. Beautifully photographed, So Far from India makes a universal statement about uprooting, starting a new life, and the pain of those left behind
The laughing club of India by Mira Nair( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five years ago in Bombay, Dr. Madan Kataria decided to find out whether or not 'laughter is the best medicine.' He gathered together a group of patients and neighbors to meet daily to laugh. After a time, Dr. Kataria found that the participants experienced improved health and decreased levels of stress. Thus was born across India the phenomenon of laughing clubs. Since then, clubs have spread to Europe and to the United States"--Container
Slaying the dragon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes racial and gender stereotyping of Asian women in U.S. motion pictures as well as other filmic media, with "Reloaded" updating the original documentary by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years. Includes interviews with actresses and other Asian American women who describe their experiences of such stereotyping. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films - through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, to seductive Suzie Wong and the subservient '50's geisha girls, to the Asian American anchorwoman of today - these fascinating films show how images of exoticism and docility socially and psychologically impact Asian American women. "Reloaded" continues with looks at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media - from blockbuster films and network television, to Asian American cinema and YouTube - to explore what's changed, what's been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Vanity fair
Vanity fairThe Perez familyKama Sutra : a tale of loveThe namesake : a portrait of the film based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
Alternative Names
Mira Nair.

Mira Nair actrice indienne

Mira Nair directora de cine india

Mira Nair directora de cinema índia

Mira Nair filmregisseur uit India

Mira Nair Indian film director

Mira Nair indische Filmregisseurin

Mira Nair pemeran asal India

Mira Nair regista e sceneggiatrice indiana

Mira Nair regizoare de film indiană

Mira Nair regjisore indiane

Mira Nair reżyser indyjska

Nāyara, Mīrā

Мира Наир

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מירה נאיר

מירה נאיר במאית קולנוע הודית

ميرا ناير

ميرا ناير مخرجة أفلام هندية

میرا نائر

میرا نایر تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان هندی

नायर, मीरा 1957-...

मीरा नायर

মীরা নায়ার অভিনেত্রী, পরিচালক এবং প্রযোজক

মীৰা নায়াৰ

ਮੀਰਾ ਨਾਇਰ

મીરા નાયર

મીરા નાયર ભારતીય ચલવિત્ર દિગ્દર્શક

ମିରା ନାୟାର

மீரா நாயர்

మీరా నాయర్ భారతీయ సినిమా దర్శకుడు

ಮೀರಾ ನಾಯರ್

മീരാ നായർ

മീരാ നായർ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ചലചിത്ര അഭിനേത്രി

네어, 미라 1957-

미라 네어

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