Prof. Beheroze Shroff will present her documentary film entitled “Voices of the Sidis: The Tradition of the Fakirs”.
Prof. Beheroze Shroff
University of California, Irvine
Beheroze Shroff teaches in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Long time scholar of the Sidi communities in Gujarat, Beheroze Shroff has made five documentaries on contemporary Sidi culture and spiritual practice. Shroff has published several research articles on aspects of contemporary Sidi life. Her documentaries have been shown at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, the Max Planck Institute in Germany, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York and at the Nairobi and Zanzibar International Arts and Music Festivals, among others.