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Events matching “Activism”

Wednesday October 3rd, 2007 7:00 PM: Opening Night!
Salman Ahmed Opens ISAFF! Salman Ahmed, the founder of Junoon, South Asia's best known rock band, will kick off the 4th annual ISAFF with a performance. He will also share with us his thoughts on film and activism in... more
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
Friday October 5th, 2007 7:00 PM: Kamli, My Daughter
Kamli, My Daughter K. N. T. Sastry, 2006, India, Telugu with English subtitles, 72 minutes, 35mm The Lambada community has been part of the landscape of Hyderabad and parts of Andhra Pradesh. Dressed in their colourful attire and chunky jewelery, the Lambada women are often seen toiling... more
* Post film discussion
Saturday October 6th, 2007 2:00 PM: View from a Grain of Sand
View From A Grain Of Sand Meena Nanji, 2006, Afghanistan, Dari & Pashto with English subtitles, 82 minutes, DVD Shot in the sprawling refugee camps of the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan, View From A Grain of Sand foregrounds the individual voices of three Afghan women... more
* Post film discussion with filmmaker Meena Nanji
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
The Widow Colony Harpreet Kaur, 2005, India, Punjabi/English, 73 minutes, DVD This film looks into the lives of the widows of the Sikh men who were killed in the anti-Sikh massacre of November, 1984, following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It... 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
Yours Emotionally Sridhar Rangayan, 2006, India / UK, English, 83 minutes, DVD Ravi & Paul, two friends from Leicester, end up attending a gay party in the small Indian town of Shimoga, upon an invitation of Ravi's Parsee email-pal Jeh from Mumbai. A genteel dreamer Ravi... more
* Post film discussion
Saturday October 6th, 2007 5:00 PM in the Mini Theater
6 Yards to Democracy Nishtha Jain and Smriti Nevatia, 2006, India, Hindi with English subtitles, 55 minutes, HDV During election time in one of the poorest areas of the North Indian city of Lucknow, a politician distributed free saris, hoping to secure some votes. Tragedy ensued when a gruesome stampede... more
Saturday October 6th, 2007 6:00 PM in the Mini Theater
There was a Queen Kavita Pai and Hansa Thapliyal, 2007, India, Kashmiri / Urdu with English subtitles, 124 minutes, MiniDV This two-hour documentary highlights the women's initiatives in Kashmir's 17-year conflict in which women have been the worst sufferers. From looking into the brave fight many women have put... more
Sunday October 7th, 2007 2:00 PM: Global Shorts: Love, Dreams and Despair
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
Sunday October 7th, 2007 4:00 PM: The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water Kum-Kum Bhavnani, 2006, Brazil/India/Israel/Palestine/Senegal/USA, Various Languages, 70 minutes, DVD The Shape of Water is a feature documentary that tells the stories of powerful, imaginative and visionary women confronting the destructive development of the Third World with new cultures and... more
* Post film discussion with Tasveer Youth Initiative
Sunday October 7th, 2007 7:00 PM: Closing Night!
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Rick Ray, 2006, Tibet, English/Tibetan/Hindi, 85 minutes, Digital Video Against the backdrop of an exotic land, the filmmaker is granted ten questions of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Containing rare historical footage taken inside Tibet, the film intersects personal... more
* Post film discussion with filmmaker Rick Ray
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