VIDEO: The Problem With Apu with Hari Kondabolu - UCSD-TV - University of California Television
The Problem With Apu with Hari Kondabolu
Date: 7/10/2018; 27 minutes

Copy the following code and paste it into your web page to embed this video:

Hari Kondabolu, comedian and star of The Problem With Apu (2017), joins UCSB's Kum-Kum Bhavnani for a conversation about the film. Kondabolu reflects on what it means to retrospectively reexamine offensive stereotypes about race, culture, and forms of work, as well as the power of humor to disarm and dismantle them. Kondabolu and Bhavnani discuss at length how, rather than creatively being intended as hurtful or offensive, stereotypes can enter the cultural lexicon as struggling/tokenized forms of representation in cultures where there is otherwise none, or as a form of insensitive marketing of foreignness in and for a dominant culture, as well as the eventual dilemmas this can cause for the creators and the legacy of their works.
Recorded on 04/05/2018.

add a comment

facebook comments
Sign up for UCSD-TV's monthly e-newsletter:
contact info



tv schedule

where to watch

videos & podcasts

more info
about ucsd-tv

ucsd-tv blog

university of california, san diego


©2017 Regents of the University of California. All right reserved. Terms and Conditions of Use.