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Wednesday October 3rd, 2007 7:00 PM: Opening Night!
Voices of Kutch Chaitanya Modak, 2006, India, Kutchi with English subtitles, 34 minutes, DVD Our opening night short film, "Voices of Kutch" is an insightful film into community radio movement in India using the context of an experiment in radio programing done with community... more
Thursday October 4th, 2007 7:00 PM: Anuranan
Manoj Zia Mohajerjasbi, 2006, USA/India, English, 14 minutes Written by comedian Hari Kondabolu, Manoj is a hilarious "mock-umentary" about an Indian stand up comedian Manoj who is so desperate to please that he exploits every stereotype he can. The... more
Friday October 5th, 2007 7:00 PM: Kamli, My Daughter
Bare Santana Issar, 2006, India, Hindi/English, 11 minutes, DVD In the piecing together of home videos shot by her parents nearly 2 decades earlier, and through a string of conversations with her father, mother, and sister, a daughter looks to understand... more
* Post film discussion
Friday October 5th, 2007 9:00 PM: Riding Solo To The Top of The World
Bioscopewallah Prashant Kadam, 2006, Canada/India, Marathi with English subtitles, 13 minutes, MiniDV The Bioscopewallah is a brief encounter with an entertainer, Rau Waghmare, who is also a rare occasion for pure and simple joy for children. A dalit folk artist, hit by an unfortunate drought... more
* Post film discussion with filmmakers Gaurav Jani and Prashant Kadam
Saturday October 6th, 2007 4:00 PM: The Widow Colony
Talking Faith Naveen Qayyum, 2006, Pakistan, Urdu/English, 30 minutes, DVD Talking Faith opens a window into the lives of Sarah and Azam. Two friends living the post 9/11 realities where Islam gets associated with militarism and Christian minorities face a backlash... more
* Post film discussion with filmmaker Harpreet Kaur
Saturday October 6th, 2007 7:00 PM: Yours Emotionally
Call It Slut Nishtha Jain, 2006, India, Hindi with English subtitles, 14 minutes, DVD This film is a mini-portrait of a transgender person who is more than a woman. Lakshmi Tripathi, a hijra, has a hilarious and yet acute insight into womanhood as she says: "The joy of being a... more
* Post film discussion
Sunday October 7th, 2007 2:00 PM: Global Shorts: Love, Dreams and Despair
Arranging Love Sheila Jayadev, 2006, Australia/India, English, 26 minutes Arranging Love explores the realities of the arranged marriage and the rules of love and relationships for second generation Indian-Australians. Following three second-generation Australians... more
The Miseducation of Pakistan Syed Ali Nasir, 2007, Pakistan, Urdu/Punjabi/English, 30 minutes, DVD A nationís future hangs in the balance when it cannot educate its youth. Using a journalistic approach, this film explores the countryís appalling public education system. Schools with no... more
The Morning Fog Aminta Goyel, 2006, India/USA, Hindi/English, 21 minutes, DVD For young Koko, it would be a sacred blessing to see the elusive tiger in the wild. As she nears adulthood in the glitzy and gluttonous metropolis of Bombay, Koko feels the call of the jungle... more
Himalayan Dreams Ali Rasheed, 2006, Maldives, Maldivian / English, 29 minutes, MiniDV Young photographer Muha lives and works in Male, the island capital of the Maldives, and the most crowded city in the world. He dreams of adventuring in faraway places and, in 2005, backpacked... more
Sunday October 7th, 2007 4:00 PM: The Shape of Water
Kali Ma Soman Chainani, 2006, USA, English, 14 minutes, DVD When an Indian mother finds out her son is the victim of a vicious bully, she delivers her own brand of vigilante justice. More information is available at
* Post film discussion with Tasveer Youth Initiative
Sunday October 7th, 2007 7:00 PM: Closing Night!
Monsoon Shyam Balse, 2006, USA/India, English, 21 minutes, DVD Govinda, a Californian doctor, is forced to return to his motherland in India when his estranged father falls ill. The father refuses his son's treatment and prefers instead to undertake a... more
* Post film discussion with filmmaker Rick Ray
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