An Islamic Conscience — One of Tasveer's best events!
We had a very insightful screening and discussion on
Sunday on the documentary
An Islamic Conscience.
Many thanks to Chaya's Peaceful Families Taskforce and the
Ismaili community for taking the lead on this event.
Some quotes from
captured the respect and love that Ismailis have for their
“I really liked
the film. I am glad it covered the expulsion of Asians of
Uganda. This was an important event in our [Ismaili]
“This film is
relevant and important for all Muslims, not just
Ismailis... Actually its important for everyone to watch
it... it covered 9/11 and the work of Aga Khan in the
post-9/11 world, especially in Afghanistan.” - Riz
was really nice and the event exceeded my expectations. I
really liked the ideas that came up during the post-film
discussion.” - Heena
“Two Thumbs for
the moderator [Natasha Merchant]!” - Hafiz
Tasveer has An Islamic Conscience DVDs for sale.
for more info.
The 5th ISAFF is fast approaching!
Updates & Requests:
Another year and another exciting series of films, shorts,
documentaries, film makers, and workshops. We are happy to
The World Unseen
are confirmed for our Opening Night. Mark your calendars
for September 24th, 2008.
We need your help with our endeavor to make the fifth
annual South Asian film festival shine in Seattle. As many
of you know, we are a grassroots and community based
organization and we need our community involved in this
festival. Get free tickets for screenings and this year we
are also offering free classified ads for volunteers on the
Here are some examples of
- Festival Promotion: Distribute posters and flyers
before the festival in specific areas (Capitol Hill,
Redmond, Kent, etc.), corporations (Amazon, Microsoft,
Boeing, etc.), and universities/colleges (UW, SU, BCC,
- Writers for the festival blog and for local
- Program Promoter: Help promote a specific program in
the festival. You would take ownership of a particular
program and promote it to multiple audiences.
- Kids Playroom Volunteers: Help out in the Kids
Playroom while parents watch films.
- Little Theater Manager: Volunteer in the downstairs
room featuring workshops and presentations.
- Festival Decorater: Decorate festival areas.
- Host a filmmaker: Do you have an extra room in your
house? Can you host a filmmaker?
- Organize the breakfast with filmmakers and
If you are interested in
helping with this year's festival, please write to