• Stimulating Thinking Through Films and Arts
  • Platform for Filmmakers and Artists from South Asia
  • Our Volunteers Rule!
  • Seattle Globalist Awards Rita Meher Globalist of the Year
  • The South Asian Diaspora
  • Empowering women

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11th Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus

Save the dates for Aaina - April 15th - 17th 2016 at Seattle Asian Art Museum. You can be a part of the preparations by participating in any of the programs or volunteering your time with us. Write to info@tasveer.org for more information.

Tasveer is non-profit-organization that runs on grants and funds provided by our supporters. Your donations help us showcase South Asian films/arts in USA and create opportunities for our audiences to meet the artists. Make a donation to Tasveer before ringing in the new year to show your love for South Asian films and art. Click here to donate


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Tasveer Reels 01: Sulemani Keeda

Tasveer and Bellevue Arts Museum present

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Amit V Masurkar, India, 90 minutes, 2014
Thursday, January 14th, 2016, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Bellevue Arts Museum, 510, Bellevue Way NorthEast, Bellevue
Ticket: Free/$5 (members/non-members)
Genre: Comedy
All films will have English subtitles


Synopsis
Tasveer and Bellevue Arts Museum open the Tasveer Reel screenings with a rib tickling comedy that won hearts at SSAFF 2014. In this slacker bro-mantic comedy, writing partners Dulal and Mainak dream of shaking up the Bollywood film industry in India with their script “Sulemani Keeda” (Hindi street slang for “Pain in the Ass”). When they’re not being rejected by producers who refuse to read their script, they lurk around bookstores and poetry jams, shamelessly hitting on girls. All seems well until Dulal meets Ruma, a beautiful photographer who makes him question his choice to sell out.

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The Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is Tasveer’s most extensive production. It is a 10-day extravaganza that takes place every Fall. The first SSAFF (formerly known as ISAFF) took place 2004. SSAFF creates a lively, stimulating, and focused environment for conversation, education, and exploration of issues that face South Asia and its Diaspora. Through a series of film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and cultural programming, our goal is to involve audiences not just with the film and video works presented, but to create a prolonged space where the social, political, personal, and international issues that form the core subjects of those works can be discussed and understood.

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9th Seattle South Asian Film Festival

October 15th-25th, 2015

Welcome to 9th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF). Tasveer’s 9th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is a 10-day film festival, spread from Seattle to Bothell, for people to discover, experience, and enjoy a range of South Asian films, workshops, and forums.

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PAST SSAFF
img-aainaAaina, which in Hindi/Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. Tasveer launched Aaina in March 2006. Aaina includes film, visual and performance art, speakers, and conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. The spotlight event of Aaina is Yoni Ki Baat, which is directed by a local South Asian women. 

10th Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus

April 24th-26th, 2015
Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Seattle, WA 98112

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Aaina: South Asian Womens’ Focus is a festival that celebrates and focuses on the artistic and activist work of South Asian women through performance art, visual art, films, workshops and conversations aimed at highlighting issues critical to the empowerment of SA women.

Yoni Ki Baat (YKB), is a featured program of Aaina, a South Asian adaptation of The Vagina Monologues. It is a growing collection of authentic, bold, powerful and poignant stories told by South Asian women. Seattle YKB has taken on a creative life of its own in a unique space of sharing and community through sourcing and presenting true stories from local South Asian women.  Seattle YKB is nationally recognized event among South Asians.


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9th Aaina: South Asian Women's Focus

Aaina: South Asian Womens’ Focus is a festival that celebrates and focuses on the artistic and activist work of South Asian women through performance art, visual art, films, workshops and conversations aimed at highlighting issues critical to the empowerment of SA women.

Yoni Ki Baat (YKB), is a featured program of Aaina, a South Asian adaptation of The Vagina Monologues. It is a growing collection of authentic, bold, powerful and poignant stories told by South Asian women. Seattle YKB has taken on a creative life of its own in a unique space of sharing and community through sourcing and presenting true stories from local South Asian women.  Seattle YKB is nationally recognized event among South Asians.

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7th Aaina: South Asian Women’s Focus

April 20-22, 2012
A 3 day South Asian Women’s festival celebrating art and experience of women, with highlight show Yoni Ki Baat. [more]





 

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Farah Nousheen and Rita Meher founded Tasveer in March 2002 in Seattle, Washington. The idea of Tasveer was born right after 9/11. They were both passionate about telling the stories of South Asians, dispelling the stereotypes of South Asians in the mainstream media. There was a need for a platform that provided a non-judgmental space for South Asian voices to be heard. They executed these ideas by hosting small screenings through out Seattle, by showing independent films, documentaries, shorts and creating community forums.  Tasveer’s first screening was held at Elliot Bay Book Company on the occasion of Gay Pride weekend that summer. Tasveer was incorporated as a non profit organization in March 2004. It is fully federally recognized 501c3 organization. It means picture in Hindi/Urdu.

Staff: Tasveer Executive Director: Rita Meher. Email: rita@tasveer.org

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Mission:

To curate thought-provoking artistic work of South Asians through films, forums, visual art, and performances that engage and empower the community at large

Objective:
To primarily bring meaningful films, but also visual, literary, performance and other art forms from South Asia and its Diaspora to Pacific Northwest

Purpose:

  • To increase awareness of all SA countries and cultures- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • To provide platform to South Asians, filmmakers and artists
  • To initiate dialog that bridges communities
  • Provide an alternative to corporate media
  • Employ Independent SA film as a vehicle to give voice to marginalized communities

South Asia:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka  


Meet our Board Members

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Throughout the year, we design diverse, thought-provoking and powerful events partnering with organizations, filmmakers, performers, visual artists, journalists, professors, and activists.

Our main events are

  • Seattle South Asian Film Festival
  • Aaina: South Asian Women’s Focus
  • South Asian International Documentary Festival

More information on current and past events on the Events page.

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Tasveer is founded by Farah Nousheen and Rita Meher. Board Members information coming soon. Numerous volunteers help out with specific screenings and tasks. Tasveer is in constant need of volunteers, so let us know if you are interested!




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Tasveer is a non-profit organization, supported by grants, sponsorships, and donations by supporter like you. You can make a contribution Online PayPal

or mail us a check to: Tasveer 24746 NE 18th St Sammamish WA 98074
For tax deductible donation receipts, contact us at info@tasveer.org

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