ANR Programme 2009-2013
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A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Nov.18, 2010, Workshop on "The Image of Justice in French and Indian Films"

Workshop: The Image of Justice in French and Indian films

Organized by Antoine Garapon (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice) in collaboration with Just-India and with the support of the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris. Paris, November 18th, Maison des sciences de la communication du CNRS, Paris


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

Morning session: The image of justice in Indian films
  • Juridical affect and the cinematic courtroom,Lawrence Liang ((Fellow, Columbia University / Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore)
  • Passion, Drama, and the Indian Evidence Act Ranabir Samaddar (Director, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group)
  • Four Indian films and ways of cinematic justice Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury (Rabindra Bharati University , Kolkata)
  • Reflections about Tamil films Loyola Shanthimohan De Costa (Trainee Judge, Bordeaux)
Afternoon: How to compare legal cultures through films ?
  • US & France : comparing legal cultures through films Antoine Garapon & Anne-Lorraine Bujon (IHEJ)
  • American & French Legal Cultures compared through TV series Barbara Villez (IHEJ / JILC-Université Paris-VIII, LCP)
  • Discussion among participants on defining a common method to compare legal cultures through films.