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12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival

4th April

October 6th -15th, 2017

[TSAFF2017 Website]

The 12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) will be a 11-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films & forums on South Asia and South Asians worldwide. Our hope is to engage viewers in open dialogue about issues relevant to us, including human right and social/political/economic injustice. The focus of this year is Nepal and #WeBelong

Produced by Tasveer, TSAFF is the largest South Asian Film Festival in the country with over 3000 attendees, 50 films, and 5 cities.

 

TSAFF 2017 Catalog of Films 



Submit To Tasveer South Asian Film Festival

24th March

Submit your film today to the largest South Asian Film Festival today- 12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SeattleSouthAsianFilmFestival


12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival Sponsorship Kit

22nd March

12th TSAFF Sponsorship Prospectus 


11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival

26th August

OCT 14TH -23RD, 2016
We are LIVE!!! SSAFF 2016 Website

11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is a 11-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films & forums on South Asia* to engage its viewers to dialogue openly on the issues of human right and social/political/economic injustice. The focus of this year is Bangladesh and #LoveWins

It is the largest South Asian Film Festival in the country with over 3000 attendees, 60films, 5cities. SSAFF is produced by Tasveer.

SSAFF 2016 Website



Tasveer Reels 03: Threads:The Art and Life of Surayia Rahman

8th March

Tasveer and Bellevue Arts Museum present

Cathy Stevulak,
Bangladesh, 2015, 30 min
Thursday, March 10th, 2016, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Bellevue Arts Museum, 510, Bellevue Way NorthEast, Bellevue
Ticket: Free/$5 (members/non-members)
Genre: Documentary
All films will have English subtitles

Synopsis
Down a narrow lane flanked by garment factories they came to her, over roads and over rivers, for inspiration, for guidance, for work. She is Surayia Rahman, a self-trained, passionate artist who guided hundreds of underprivileged women in Bangladesh to create masterworks. This exquisitely hand-embroidered art has been gifted to dignitaries and admired in collections throughout the world.
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Director Cathy Stevulak and Producer Leonard Hill will be present!
Book your tickets at http://www.bellevuearts.org/calendar/event/03_10_tasveer_screening.html


Tasveer Reels 02: A Thin Wall & Peace, Daal and Partition

10th February

A Thin Wall & Peace, Daal & Partition
Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Bellevue Arts Museum, 510, Bellevue Way
Ticket: Free/$5 (non-member)
Genre: Documentary
All films will have English subtitles

 

A Thin Wall (Mara Ahmad,USA/Canada, 65 minutes, 2015)
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A Thin Wall is a documentary about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation. It focuses on the Partition of India in 1947, but derives lessons that remain urgently relevant today. Shot on both sides of the border, in India and Pakistan, A THIN WALL is a personal take on Partition rooted in stories passed down from one generation to another. It is written and directed by Mara Ahmed and co-produced by Surbhi Dewan. Both filmmakers are descendants of families torn apart by Partition. The film is also a work of art infused with original animation, music, and literary writing.

Peace, Daal & Partition (Paisley Smith,USA/Canada, 25 minutes, 2014)
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Millions of people were …



Tasveer Reels 01: Sulemani Keeda

17th December

Tasveer and Bellevue Arts Museum present

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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Asia Films at Gardner Center: Anima State

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24th August

Tasveer & Gardner Center for Asian Arts & Ideas present Anima State
Hammad Khan, UK/Pakistan, 80min, 2014
Thursday, August 27th, 6:30PM
Seattle Asian Art Museum 1600 E Prospect St
Purchase tickets online: $10, SAM members $5Non Members
Image: Aimimage Productions 

A masked gunman goes on a killing spree in Pakistan. Is it real or just an indie filmmaker trapped in a nightmare?

Anima State, Directed by Hammad Khan, expresses personal and political conflicts lived by those in a place like contemporary Pakistan.

 


Asia Films at Gardner Center: Desperately Seeking Helen

24th August

Director: Eisha Marjara, Canada, 81min, 1998
Date: June 25th, Thursday
Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: Seattle Asian Art Museum
$10 Non-members, SAM members $5)

About the Film: To the Indian film mecca of Bollywood and back, Marjara searches for herself through her childhood film idol, Helen. The film documents the life of filmmaker Marjara, using Bollywood star Helen as conduit to her childhood, alongside her own self-discovery. “In this engrossing 1998 autobiographical film Marjara ponders her ethnic identity, the power of pop culture, the nature of femininity, and her mother’s failure to balance East against West, all the while embarking on a wild (and perhaps imaginary) search for Helen, an Indian film star who played the vamp in hundreds of Bollywood musicals.”
–Ted She, Chicago Reader
The film reveals her relationship with her mother, her struggle with anorexia, and the Air India disaster which …


Community Event: MENSTRUAL MAN

30th April

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Wing Luke Museum
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Join Tasveer, Upaya Social Ventures, and Days for Girls for a screening of the highly acclaimed documentary MENSTRUAL MAN, an inspiring story of one man’s efforts to make hygienic and affordable sanitary pads available to all women in India. Follow his journey as he develops an innovative new product out of some unexpected materials, and works to create a new venture that will bring his invention to communities all over India.

Tickets:

$10 pre-sale, $15 at the door
http://menstrualmanscreening.eventbrite.com/

Following the screening, representatives from Days for Girls and Upaya will lead a panel discussion of the protagonist’s experience and highlight the overlaps with their own work.