From art-house classics to documentary films, from innovative and experimental visions to next-level Bollywood: 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. We showcase films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the global South Asian Diaspora.
Posted in Uncategorized, Upcoming Events on 03/08/2013 01:20 am by anuj
3rd i Films presents
in collaboration with the APICC’s Festival of Asian America
and QCC’s National Queer Arts Festival
Bollywood Trannies: Queering Desi Cinema
by Kareem Khubchandani and Anuj Vaidya
When: June 8 (Saturday), 7pm
Where: ATA, San Francisco
Cost: $10 online; $12 at the door
(online ticket sales at: bollywoodtrannies.brownpapertickets.com)
An evening of satire, comedy and drop-down drag Bollywood ‘ishtyle’!!
In Khubchandani’s LESSONS IN DRAG, Professor Lahore Vagistan, a drag queen attempting to make it from the Chicago Stage to the Bollywood Screen, educates her classroom about the day’s topic, Fillum. By combining ethnographic interviews, works of fiction by queer South Asian novelists, comedic drag sequences inspired by Bollywood, and improvised audience interaction, Kareem stages the many ways in which film becomes a tool of survival for marginal subjects.
Vaidya’s BAD GIRL WITH A HEART OF GOLD finds the artist in conversation with his own film of the same name. The performance explores the genealogy of the vamp in Bollywood — from her origins in the Jewish stars of early Indian cinema and culminating in the iconic roles of the anglo-Indian actress Helen in the 60s and 70s. The performance weaves many of Helen’s signature roles together to pose the question: Can Helen escape her perpetual death by Bollywood?
This event is supported by:
Posted in Uncategorized, Upcoming Events on 12/07/2012 07:08 am by christineU
If you live in a Bay Area county, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill out this survey on civil rights violations in the community. Our goal is to gain a greater understanding of some of the major civil rights issues that the African, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities are facing in a post-9/11 context. All responses are anonymous and confidential.
This survey is a joint project of six Bay Area organizations: Arab Film Festival, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Islamic Networks Group, 3rd I’s South Asian Film Festival and Zawaya, with the support of Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP).
The survey is found at surveymonkey.com