past events

3rd i NY presents

0711 Laundry


Screening & Discussion with Director Amitava Kumar

Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street
Theater 101
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-4100

N/R to 8th Street, A/C/E/F/V to West 4th, 6 to Astor Place
FREE: RSVP requested at http://www.apa.nyu.edu/ - click on this semester's events for RSVP page

This screening of "Dirty Laundry" celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of the South Asian film/video exhibition collective 3rd i. The film is a lyrical first-person account of author Amitava Kumar's journey to South Africa to learn about the history of the Indian diaspora. He explores issues of citizenship, unity and politics while learning of the integral participation of the Indian community in South Africa during the overthrow of Apartheid. Q&A with Kumar follows the screening, moderated by Prerana Reddy, co-founder of 3rd i.

Followed by reception at NYU's A/P/A Studies Dept.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 30th

Co-sponsored by: Cosponsored by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs and the Africana Studies Program at NYU. Series co-sponsor NYU Center for Media, Culture and History/Center for Religion and Media.

About Alwan for the Arts. Alwan for the Arts serves the Middle East and North African population and educates the broader community by providing access to the range of Middle Eastern and North African arts; thereby enriching the cross-cultural and artistic encounter. Since 1998, Alwan for the Arts has played a leading role in promoting the diverse cultures of the Middle East and North Africa in New York City. It organized film festivals and screenings, book/poetry readings and signings, lectures and conferences, art exhibits, musical and theatrical performances, and language and literature classes. In 2003, Alwan established a center in lower Manhattan which provides a physical base for its diverse cultural activities. For more info: www.alwanforthearts.org

About 3rd I. 3rd I New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers and experimental DJs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. More info...

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This event is made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.