Film screening and discussion with Indian filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Jumar: Punches n Ponytails

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Department of Anthropology and the Office of International Education and Development present

Indian Filmmaker, Pankaj Rishi Jumar

Graduating from Pune's Film and Television Institute in 1992, and specialising in Film Editing, Pankaj was assistant editor for Sekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen. After editing documentaries and TV serials, he made his first film, KUMAR TALKIES. Subsequently, Pankaj has become a one man crew producing, directing, shooting and editing his own films. (Pather Chujaeri, The Vote, Gharat, 3 Men and a Bulb, Punches n Ponytails, and Seeds of Dissent). His films have been screened at festivals all over the world. He has won grants from Hubert Bals, IFA, Jan Vrijman, Gotoberg, Banff, Majlis and Sarai. Pankaj was awarded an Asia Society fellowship at Harvard Asia Center.


Punches n Ponytails
March 26, 7:00-9:00pm
Three Top Room (Plemmons New Wing, First Floor)

Punches n Ponytails, a film on women boxing in India. Two young women pursuing a dream of becoming professional boxers against all odds in their conservative, patriarchal Indian town.


For more information, please contact the Department of Anthropology at 828-262-2295 or send inquiries to

Department of Anthropology
Contact name: 
Amanda Perry
Contact email:
Contact telephone: 
(828) 262-2295
Three Top Room (Plemmons New Wing)
Admission is free and open to the public

Physical Location

The Department of Anthropology is located in Anne Belk Hall. The administrative office is located in Room 342 and all of the faculty offices, classrooms, and labs are located on the 3rd floor.

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