The Image of Justice in French and Indian Films, Paris, Nov.18

Starting October 30, 2010 - Ending October 30, 2020

A workshop organized by A.Garapon (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice)with the aim to compare the image of Justice found in Indian and French fiction films.

The image of justice in French and Indian films

Paris, November 18th
Maison des sciences de la communication du CNRS,
20 rue Berbier du Mets, 75013-Paris (Métro Gobelins)
(Salle rez-de-chaussée)

Workshop organized by Antoine Garapon (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice - IHEJ)
In collaboration with the ANR Programme « Justice and Governance in Contemporary India and South Asia », with the support of the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH), Paris.


9.00 – 9.15 : Welcome by Antoine Garapon (Magistrat, IHEJ) and Daniela Berti (CNRS/ANR Just-India)

Morning session: The image of justice in Indian films
  • 9.15 – 10.00: Juridical affect and the cinematic courtroom,Lawrence Liang ((Fellow, Columbia University / Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore)
  • 10.00 – 10.45: Passion, Drama, and the Indian Evidence Act Ranabir Samaddar (Director, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group)
  • 10.45 – 11.00 : Break
  • 11.00 – 11. 45: Four Indian films and ways of cinematic justice Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury (Rabindra Bharati University , Kolkata)
  • 11.45 – 12.30 : Reflections about Tamil films Loyola Shanthimohan De Costa (Trainee Judge, Bordeaux)

12.30 -14.00: Lunch break

Afternoon: How to compare legal cultures through films ?
  • 14.00—14.45: US & France : comparing legal cultures through films Antoine Garapon & Anne-Lorraine Bujon (IHEJ)
  • 14.45-15.30: American & French Legal Cultures compared through TV series Barbara Villez (IHEJ / JILC-Université Paris-VIII, LCP)
  • 15.30-16.00: Break
  • 16.00 -17.30 : Discussion among participants on defining a common method to compare legal cultures through films.