This Month



BREAKING CURFEW::not your usual deshi stories...

Q&A with Directors Sanjna Singh, Pia Sawhney, Mahesh Pailoor & Mehreen Jabbar (first show only).


Saanjh (As Night Falls)

Dir: Sabrina Dhawan

20 min, 2000, India

A crowded middle-class compartment on an Indian night train is gripped by mob mentality when a low-caste mother discovers one of her twin babies has died en route. Dark and claustrophobic, powered by an inescapable dread, "Saanjh" is classic modern folklore with moral implications about class, caste, and cultural differences. Director Sabrina Dhawan went on to write "Monsoon Wedding."



Out of Status (NYC premiere)

Dir. Sanjna Singh, Pia Sawhney

6 min, 2003, US

Out of Status will tell the stories of three people whose lives have been profoundly affected by post 9/11 government policy.




Dir: Yasmine Kabir

6 min, 2003, Bangladesh

Video Singer Pothik Nobi (prophet of the road) creates a soundscape about the streets of Dhaka. Director Kabir (winner of international awards for "My Migrant Soul") complements the music with colorful views of Dhaka street life.



Little India

Dir. Mahesh Pailoor

13 min, 2001, US

"Little India" is the story of one immigrant Indian family living in the suburbs of America, and their search for home.



Beauty Parlour

Dir: Mehreen Jabbar

18 min, 1998, Pakistan

A portrait of three characters who frequent a salon and have secrets to hide.



Skin Deep

Dir. Yousaf Ali Khan

13 min, 2001, UK

A young British South Asian tries to pass as a white racist skinhead.




Dir: Keshni Kashyap

12 min, 2002, US

The modern day dilemmas of falling in(to) love.


Tues., August 19; 8 PM, 10:15 PM

Director Q&A after first show

7-8pm FREE Pizza and Beer for ticket holders for 1st show


Pioneer Theater, 155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A); F to 2d Ave., 6 to Bleeker

Tickets: $9 ($6.50 student discount available for 2nd show)

No advance tickets!


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