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05 Film Personalities and Others in the Public Gaze

The cinema was a very popular pastime among the Jewish community. Theater and acting were popular among men and women. As Indian women were mostly not allowed to act in film and as the Jewish community was less conservative than their Indian counterpart, a few Jewish women joined the film industry in its formative period.

Ezra Mir, one of the foremost documentary film-makers of India was also from the Jewish community.