Many readers will be familiar with the recent discussion about the portrayal of Apu in The Simpsons, much of it generated by the documentary, The Problem With Apu.
This screens next week on SBS VICELAND.
In this comedic documentary, The Problem with Apu, South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his long-standing ‘nemesis’ – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons.
Kondabolu discusses how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans, and continues to exist – intact – nearly three decades later.
Tuesday, 16 October at 9.35pm on SBS VICELAND