Linking Art and Activism

A Conversation with Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar

Harvard Sangeet, ASA, and SAWC are proud to invite you to:

Thursday, November 9th, 4:30-6:30 PM

Location: Adams House, Lower Common Room

Harvard Sangeet, ASA, and SAWC have teamed up to bring Shabana Azmi and her husband Javed Akhtar to discuss their experiences in bridging arts and activism. SHABANA AZMI is a world-famous actress known for her social awareness and activism through the medium of film. The event will begin with a screening of the documentary film 'Shabana' that chronicles her incredible life story and experiences. The movie discusses deep-seeded social and cultural issues facing the subcontinent using a unique and remarkable blend of poetry, music, and imagery. Following the film and a short talk, Azmi and Akhtar will have an open question-and-answer session.

We hope you will join us as we generate constructive dialogue about the challenges facing modern South Asia and efforts to overcome them, with one of South Asia's most talented and respected couples.

For more information on Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar's show, please visit