How does The Namesake ask readers to imagine immigration and intimacy? Join Chaya, Tasveer, and Trikone, local South Asian groups redefining their experiences of family, sexuality, and visibility as they respond to the novel. Panelists will also address the question of how successfully the recently released film, ‘The Namesake,’ directed by Mira Nair, visualizes the story of immigration and identity.
Tasveer, Chaya & Trikone Dialogue on The Namesake
Tuesday March 27th, 2007, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Public Library — Central Branch 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA, 98104
Wednesday April 11th, 2007, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seattle Public Library — Green Lake Branch 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA, 98115
Sunday May 6th, 2007, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Seattle Public Library — Capital Hill Branch 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98102
In addition to Tasveer Reads, Tasveer also curated the following films:
American Chai (Anurag Mehta, 92 mins)
A funny, heartfelt, coming-of-age story about an Indian American college boy, Sureel, who can’t tell his traditional immigrant parents that he wants to become a musician, not a doctor. Screening of the film, and discussion lead by Tasveer
Sunday April 15th, 2007, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Seattle Public Library — Ballard Branch 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle, WA, 98107
Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 112 mins)
An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way, but Jess dreams of playing soccer professionally, like her hero, David Beckham. Film screening, and discussion lead by members of Tasveer.
Monday April 23rd, 2007, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Seattle Public Library — Green Lake Branch 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, WA, 98115
Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair, 118 mins)
A young African American businessman and a beautiful young Indian immigrant fall in love, only to encounter shock and outrage from both families. Film screening, and discussion lead by members of Tasveer.
Thursday April 26th, 2007, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Seattle Public Library — Capital Hill Branch 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98102