Category: 2005

2nd Independent South Asian film festival

22nd January

September 14th-18th, 2005
Pushing the Edges: South Asia in a New Frame
The 2nd Independent South Asian Film Festival brings to Seattle the urban hum of Karachi, lush mountains of Bhutan, Asian vibes from London, and far-reaching corners of South Asia. ISAFF pushes the edges with its challenging and distinctive films, forums, and festivities – designing a new frame for South Asia.


KUMBH MELA- Songs of the River

31st July

Saturday February 19th, 2005, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Theater Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104

The Kumbh Mela is the “Festival of the Urn” that pours out the nectar of immortality. It is a great roving festival that has moved around India for more than four thousand years, erecting temporary cities along the Ganges River where millions of Hindu faithful gather to wash away their sins in the holy waters. The 2001 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India was the largest gathering of humanity in recorded history. It was not just the final Kumbh Mela in a 12-year cycle of festivals. It was the final festival of 12 cycles – the conclusion of a giant 144-year cycle, making it “Maha” Kumbh Mela, the Great Festival. This 144-year buildup of spiritual meaning made it a powerfully auspicious time for pilgrims to bathe in …

Grahanam (The Eclipse)

31st July

Friday January 7th, 2005, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Theater Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
cost: 15.00

Film Screening to raise relief funds for Tsunami

Set inside a village of Andhra Pradesh, the story’s hero is Kanakayya, a young boy suddenly stricken with a peculiar illness. Local shaman, Gopayya, diagnoses the boy’s affliction as Doshagunam, a potentially fatal disease with controversial causes. The situation arouses suspicion about the virtue of Saradamba, a high-caste village lady and a benefactor of Kanakayya.

Sponsored by:
Arab Film Distribution
India Relief and Education Fund
Northwest Asian American Film Festival

Traveling Film South Asia 2005

31st July

Month of April

Film South Asia is a competitive biennial festival of documentary films on South Asian subjects that provides a quality platform to exhibit new works and to promote a sense of community among independent filmmakers. It is organized by Himal Association, a not-for-profit institution dedicated to spreading knowledge and information in Nepal and South Asia. In the nine years of its establishment, Film South Asia, the only such event that is solely dedicated to showcasing contemporary South Asian non-fiction film, has gained a deserving recognition within the region and globally as a world-class festival. This is evident from the ever-increasing number of filmmakers interested in having their films screened at this festival, the high percentage of participation of filmmakers at the festival at their own cost and the increasing interest of institutions in South Asia and beyond to bring …