Aaina 2008 – Call for Submissions

Posted on July 31st, by admin in 2007. No Comments

Friday December 28th, 2007, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

1411 21st Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122

Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work around South Asian women. Although, the main medium is film, it also includes performance art, visual art, and speakers aimed at the empowerment of South Asian women.

Yoni Ki Baat: Call for Performers
Do you have a story to tell and have been denied the opportunity because it is seen as taboo? Are you involved in South Asian women’s, human rights, or social justice issues? Do you feel very strongly about the way such issues are kept under wraps particularly within South Asian communities? We are looking for women performers with roots in South Asia.

Come build on our success of our last year’s Yoni Ki Baat – our bold and courageous presentation based on these issues. Tasveer is hosting another live performance March 28-30, 2008 . This will be during our annual flagship event Aaina that we host on the occasion of the International Women’s Month. Aaina provides a safe and comfortable space for presentation, interaction, and dialogue amongst people of diverse political, religious, cultural and sexual orientations and so do come along and join us in our venture.
Those interested please get in touch with YKB Coordinator at skylener@yahoo.com, Tel: 206.267.8525

Live Performance: Call for South Asian women artists
We are looking for examples of SA women’s life stories and performances that represent their unfailing courage, joy, resilience, and creativity on the South Asian subcontinent and abroad beyond caste, class, religion, sexuality or race. If you have a story to tell through art, if you are a poet, writer, painter, dancer, singer, or stage performer, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you.
Those interested please contact Aaina Director Alka Kurian at alka.kurian@tasveer.org, Phone: 425.614.8687

Call for Films Made by and about South Asian women
Tasveer, an independent film organization in Seattle, seeks short films, experimental films, documentaries, and narratives of any length for submission for “Aaina: South Asian Women Film Focus”. The event will take place in Seattle on March 28-30, 2008 on the occasion of International Women’s Month. Film themes must have primary focus on issues pertaining to South Asian women (living anywhere in the world). “South Asia” includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. If you would like to submit your film, please include the following info along with a vhs ntsc/dvd preview copy: title of film, brief synopsis, length of film, production year, country, previous screenings, filmmaker bio, and contact information and send to our mailing address:
9053 36th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118.

Deadline for submissions is January 30th, 2008.
If you have any questions, email Aaina director Alka Kurian alka.kurian@tasveer.org.

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