CC3 Room:Cascadia College, Bothell -- Sun, Nov 2nd -- 3:00pm


Aabida

A political yet intimate drama about a Muslim woman dealing with life on different levels after she loses her husband, a police inspector in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. The events unfurl in a day as Aabida finds her present life free of the influence of her chauvinist husband while she recalls her past through a press interview with journalists. But will society ever allow her this sense of freedom

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UK and India / 2013 / 27min

Director: Maaria Sayed
Urdu/Hindi/English with English subtitles 

A published writer and painter with a background in Speech, drama and theatre training children for the Trinity college of London. Then went on to pursue be bachelor's in English Literature, followed by a Masters at London Film School in Filmmaking. She now is the Writer/Producer for networks such as Discovery, Nat Geo and Channel News Asia in Singapore

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Accolades

  • Mumbai Women's Int Film Festival (Best Short Film award), 2013
  • Women Voices Now (LA)- (2nd Best film), 2013




I Dance

Driven to the sidelines by a country’s refusal to accept classical dance as it’s native art form, a dancer carves a life of political defiance and challenges the state’s promotion of identity, by continuing to dance.

 

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Pakistan / 2013Sonya_Fatah_Image.jpg / 66min

Director: Sonya Fatah
Hindia with English subtitles 

Sonya Fatah is a writer and filmmaker. She has covered South Asia for numerous publications across North America, and also wrote a column for the Times of India during her eight-year stint in New Delhi. She is the recipient of several grants for non-fiction writing.