South Asian Shorts Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:30 pm

This program features award-winning shorts by South Asian filmmakers that cover topics ranging from reverse racism to the military use of rape as a weapon of war.

Admission: $6 per ticket. Available in advance or at the door.

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Cross My Heart

Avie Luthra

23

35mm

In this hilarious comedy, a young Indian British man must conceal his black girlfriend and pretend to be "more Indian" in order to get what he believes is rightfully his.

 

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Take the 'A' Train

Amyn Kaderali

16

Video

A teen learns a lesson in friendship and taking chances while stuck on the train.

 

Documentary Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

When the Storm Came

Shilpi Gupta

24

Video

(Kashimiri w/E.S.)
This film profiles a village that survived an alleged mass rape in Kashmir and the stigma that continues to haunt it. The film culminates with a stark reminder that rape has been used as a "weapon" of war and conflict throughout time and across the globe. 2004 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize


Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Sangam

Prashant Bhargava

21

Video

Raj, a very recent immigrant from India, crosses paths with a disillusioned American man named Vivek on a New York subway train. An official selection of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Venue Information

Avalon Theatre

5612 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
202-966-6000
http://theavalon.org

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