WBEZ | Prashant Bhargava http://www.wbez.org/tags/prashant-bhargava Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago filmmaker taps into his Indian roots http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-11/chicago-filmmaker-taps-his-indian-roots-93041 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-11/4277683459_75437c577a_o.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago-born filmmaker Prashant Bhargava was out making the festival rounds with his feature-length debut, <a href="http://vimeo.com/3240664" target="_blank"><em>Patang</em></a>, or, <em>The Kite</em>. The filmmaker grew up on the South Side. <em>The Kite </em>is a journey to his homeland – India – offers a glimpse into an annual kite flying festival and some tense family dynamics.&nbsp; The film will premier locally Tuesday night - at the <a href="http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/entries_and_requirements/" target="_blank">Chicago International Film Festival</a>. Bhargava will be present at the Chicago screenings and joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to talk about his film.</p></p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-11/chicago-filmmaker-taps-his-indian-roots-93041 9.30.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/93011 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-september/2011-09-30/patang.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today, we examine the power of foreign film. Jerome and <em>Worldview </em>film contributor <a href="http://www.wbez.org/contributor/milos-stehlik" target="_self">Milos Stehlik</a> take calls from listeners who tell us about the scenes and characters in foreign film that made a lasting impact on their lives. To join in, give us a call at <strong>312-923-9239. </strong>Also weighing in are WBEZ staff members, as well as Mimi Plauche, head of programming for the <a href="http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/" target="_blank">Chicago International Film Festival</a>, and Prashant Bhargava, director of <a href="http://www.patang.tv/" target="_blank"><em>Patang</em></a>, a film in this year’s festival.</p></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/93011