Programing CommitteeI feel honored to be part of this esteemed, upcoming event, the IIFFB of Boston 2019. This is an important platform for issues for society to take up. Growing up in India, at a young age I was introduced to the Hindi Cinema and films from England and the USA. I remember looking forward to the newsreels followed by the Disney cartoons. My uncle was one of the earlier pioneers of the Hindi Cinema; a financier, exhibitor, distributor that exposed me to this industry and helped me to a cultivated love & passion for classic black & white movies, music, and later enjoying Operas and Broadway shows. I am compassionate about travels to other countries and its exposure to culture. I studied for a Masters degree in Archeology and later worked in the finance industry for 28 years.