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Tasveer Newsletter: August 2008

Aga Khan 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 audience members:

“This film captured the respect and love that Ismailis have for their spiritual leader.”

“I really liked the film. I am glad it covered the expulsion of Asians of Uganda. This was an important event in our [Ismaili] history.”

“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

“The environment 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. Contact info@tasveer.org for more info.

ISAFF 2008 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 announce that Sheetal Sheth and 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 festival website.

Here are some examples of volunteer tasks:

  • 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, etc.).
  • Writers for the festival blog and for local newspapers.
  • 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 guests.

If you are interested in helping with this year's festival, please write to info@tasveer.org.

Community Events

Independence Tour

Friday, August 15th at 7 pm

The Pakistan Students Association and Pakistan Association presents Independence Tour with Junoon’s Ali Azmat at the HUB Ballroom at the University of Washington. Ticket information at http://www.projektmuziq.com.

Zubaan: Many Voices

Friday, October 3rd from 5:30 until 9 pm

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington requests the pleasure of your company at Zubaan: Many Voices, our 3rd Annual Banquet. The keynote speaker will be Judge Amul R. Thapur, District Court Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky. More info at http://www.sabaw.org.


Our heartfelt thanks to:

Pride Foundation 4 Culture Three Dollar Bill Cinema

TASVEER | A non-profit dedicated to promoting independent South Asian cinema
PMB 970, 1122 East Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122-3934

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