Body matters: The politics of provocation in Mira Nair's films

  title={Body matters: The politics of provocation in Mira Nair's films},
  author={Alpana S. Sharma},
  journal={Quarterly Review of Film and Video},
  pages={103 - 91}
Since she began making films in 1979, Mira Nair has flaunted her ability to provoke viewers, western and non-western, into various stances of angry criticism or frank admiration or even both. Her entire filmography to date, while certainly not produced expressly with the intent to shock, characterizes Nair as a non-traditional filmmaker unafraid of controversy. Her short black-and-white film, Jama Masjid Street Journal (1979), documented Muslim men and women's reactions to her alien presence as… 
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