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Ketan Mehta Discusses the Tropes of Indian Cinema.

Filmmaker Ketan Mehta (Kay-Tahn May-Ta). He's one of a group of young, politically committed directors in India today who believe movies can be effective tools for social change and not just entertainment, and his films have dealt with such issues as the caste system and feminism. His latest film, "Spices," tells the story of a young woman in a remote village in India and her struggle to resist the advances of a powerful feudal overlord.

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Other segments from the episode on September 8, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 8, 1989: Interview with Ketan Mehta; Commentary on braggers; Interview with Ken Follett; Commentary on the school year.

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