This week we take a look at a web series showing food culture in NYC as part of our continued series spotlighting films highlighting culture diversity using new media and that were screened at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival this past June.
“1 Minute Meal: Ganesha’s Favorite Meal” by James Boo tells the story of how the Hindu community in Flushing, Queens celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, a multi-day festival honoring Ganesha, a celebrated deity and “remover of obstacles.” While Hindu communities all over the world take part in this festival, this film focuses specifically on the celebration in New York.
Director: James Boo
Running time: 1:05
“1 Minute Meal” was also featured as one of our top 10 web series that screened at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival. Watch the full episode we showed entitled “Ganesha’s Favorite Food.”