This Month
 

GOD & HOME: A Day of Programs @ Queens Museum

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Q&A with Directors Shireen Pasha, Sanjna Singh, Pia Sawney & Mariam Aziz

PROGRAM 1: ONE NATION, UNDER GOD? (2:30-4 PM)

The relationship between religion and the nation

 

The Men in the Tree

Dir: Lalit Vachani

50 min, 2002, Hindi/Marathi/Sanskrit with English subtitles, India.

In early 1993, Lalit Vachani and the Wide Eye Film team completed a documentary film, The Boy in the Branch, for Channel 4 Television, U.K. Set at the headquarters of the RSS in Nagpur, the film was about the indoctrination of young Hindu boys by a branch of the RSS, the foremost Hindu fundamentalist organization in India. Eight years later, Vachani returned to Nagpur to meet the characters from his earlier film. How have they grown into or away from the RSS network?

 

 

Out of Status

Dir. Sanjna Singh, Pia Sawhney

15 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.

 

PROGRAM 2: HOME AND AWAY (4-5:30 PM)

Immigrant visions on belonging and cultural identity

 

Living In Color

Dir: Meena Nanji

45 min, 2002, USA

An upbeat and light-hearted and look at the lives of four 2nd generation South Asian youth, born and raised in L.A. Their dreams and challenges are articulated with a mix of thoughtful self-reflection, insight, and humor. Featuring Rasneek, a Sikh Dj, who mixes bhangra and hip-hop; Sonia, a committed feminist, who works in health care for women; Amrapali, a classically trained Kathak dancer, now dancing in the Cirque du Soleil, and Dileepan, a Sri Lankan capoerista and budding public policy maker.

 

 

Ruti Eaters

Dir: Shireen Pasha

10 min, 2002, Bengali/French with English Subtitles, USA

Tipu and his family are the Ruti-Eaters. They come from Bangladesh and are in America to stay, but their ways and their dress draw suspicion from neighbors who eventually watch them to the point of harassment because they think it is their duty as law-abiding citizens. In retaliation, Tipu fights back with the only form of Jihad he knows in this quirky and warm-hearted short.

 

 

Settled in Transit

Dir: Mariam Aziz

20 min, 2001, Pakistan/USA

An experimental autobiographical documentary that captures the changing emotions of a recent Pakistani immigrant to the US.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24::QUEENS MUSEUM

PROGRAM 1: ONE NATION, UNDER GOD? (2:30-4 PM)

PROGRAM 2: HOME AND AWAY (4-5:30 PM)

FREE ADMISSION

 

BY SUBWAY: Via #7 Flushing IRT. Exit Willets Point/Shea Stadium. Descend the platform on the park side, not the stadium side. Follow the yellow signs on a ten-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere.

 

BY BUS: Q48 to Roosevelt Ave and 111th Street. Walk south through park (toward Unisphere) Q23, Q58 to Corona Ave and 51st Ave, walk east through park.

 

BY CAR:Click here for driving directions. NOTE: We recommend taking public transportation. There will be heavy traffic on this day due to the US Open.

 

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