3rd i Films, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, presents clips and films on the Environment and on the LGBT community, as part of Asian American/Pacific Islander focus and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Diversity Program at the EPA.
Films from 3rd i’s Green Eye, a South Asian lens on the environment, and 3rd i’s Queer Eye, a South Asian lens on the LGBT experience, will be screened in a mini festival, with introductions and Q&A by Ivan Jaigirdar.
Date: May 17th Thursday
Time: 11:30am -1pm
EPA and guests.
From 3rd i’s Green Eye:
The Last Rites, directed by Yasmine Kabir , Bangladesh 2010, 17, mins.
The Last Rites, a silent film by Yasmine Kabir, depicts the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong, Bangladesh–a final destination for ships that are too old to ply the oceans any longer. Every year, hundreds of ships are sent to yards in Bangladesh. And every year, thousands of people come to these yards in search of jobs. Risking their lives to save themselves from hunger, they breathe in asbestos dust and toxic waste. The elemental struggle between man and metal figures throughout the film, as men carry the weight of steel ropes over their shoulders, pull huge parts of the vessels inland, and bear great metal plates. The Last Rites is an allegorical portrayal of the agony of hard labor.
A DROP (Boond), directed by Abhishek Pathak, India/2009/27min/35mm
A story of a mother, a son and a parched village in the future. A look at a future without water.
From 3rd i’s Queer Eye:
You Can’t Curry Love, directed by Reid Waterer, India/US 2009, 23 mins
An East Indian from London travels to India for the first time for work, and finds both a country that’s more than he ever imagined and a romance that’s more than he’s ever experienced.