Category: 2011


6th Aaina: South Asian Women’s Focus

16th February


7th Seattle South Asian Film Festival

20th January

October 7th – 9th, 2011
Undefeated Voices, Dissident Margins
We changed our film festival’s name from Independent South Asian Film Festival to Seattle South Asian Film Festival. It was held at SIFF.

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Seattle South Asian Film Festival

2nd August

October 7-9, 2011

Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is a 3-day film festival for people to discover, experience, and enjoy through a range of South Asian films, workshops, and forums. SSAFF creates a lively, stimulating, and focused environment for conversation, education, and exploration of issues that face South Asia* and its Diaspora.



6th Aaina: South Asian Women’s Focus 2011

2nd August

March 25-27, 2011

Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. This year’s festival 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 will be directed byShahana Dattagupta.

Yoni Ki Baat is a growing collection of authentic, bold, vivid, tender, powerful, and poignant stories told by South Asian women. Seattle’s Yoni Ki Baat has taken 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. Each year our narratives shed light on the special challenges and opportunities experienced in the South Asian socio-cultural context, whether in native lands or in adopted homelands. Acknowledging female sexuality as an essential …



Ending Violence and Empowering Women in Pakistan & the Muslim World

2nd August

March 10, 2011

The World Affairs Council presents Humaira Awais Shahid, Member of the Punjab Provincial Assembly, human rights activist, and journalist, for a conversation on the importance of combating violence against women in Pakistan and around the globe. As a practitioner, Ms. Shahid will also address empowerment of women in Pakistan and the relationship between gender and Islam. For more information, see: World Affairs Council-Seattle.

Details
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: UW, Kane Hall 110, Seattle
Cost: $10 WAC Members/Students; $15 Non-Members

Networking Reception
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: UW Women’s Center, Cunningham Hall, 4101 George Washington Lane, Seattle
Cost: $20 WAC Members/Students; $30 Non-Members

Sponsored by:
Tasveer



The Taqwacores

2nd August

February 11-17, 2011

(Eyad Zahra, USA, 2010, 35mm, 84 min)

Yusef is a straitlaced Pakistani-American college student who moves into a house with an unlikely group of Muslim misfits, a rag tag group of skaters, skinheads, queers and a riot grrrl in a burqa, all of whom embrace Taqwacore, the hardcore Muslim punk-rock scene. These misfits may read the Koran and attend the mosque, but they also welcome an anarchic blend of the proverbial sex, drugs and rock and roll. As Yusef becomes more involved in Taqwacore he finds his faith and ideology challenged by both this new subculture and his charismatic new friends, who represent different, and sometimes conflicting, ideas of the Islamic tradition. Adapted from the influential novel by Michael Muhammad Knight, who served as the co-writer of the film, The Taqwacores marks the energetic directorial debut of Eyad …



7th Aaina: South Asian Women’s Focus 2011

13th July

Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. This year’s festival 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 will be directed by Rituja Indapure.



6th Aaina: South Asian Women’s Focus 2011

25th June

Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. This year’s festival includes film, visual and performance art, speakers,

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7th Seattle South Asian Film Festival

25th June

Welcome to 7th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF). Tasveer’s 7th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is a 3-day film festival for people to discover, experience, and enjoy a range of South Asian films

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