Upcoming Screenings

3rd I copresents at the 28th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (Jul 24 - Aug 11)
When: Sunday, August 10, 3:00pm
Where: Jewish Community Center, San Francisco

In Search of the Bene Israel
World Premiere
Sadia Shepard (India/United States, 2008, 36min., Hindi, English w/ Eng. subtitles)

Returning to her Jewish grandmother's birthplace in India, director Sadia Shepard discovers the story of Bene Israel, a tiny Jewish community in Bombay. Her colorful documentary is a journey to reconnect with a group of Jews who believe they are descended from one of the lost tribes of Israel, shipwrecked in India 2,000 years ago.

Showing with Ashkenaz (Rachel Leah Jones, Israel, 2007, 72 min.), a pithy but panoramic view of Israel's "white" Jews.

For more information, please visit: www.sfjff.org


3rd i San Francisco and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center present a series of seminars around HIV, sexuality, and LGBTQ issues in South Asian communities in the US and abroad.

copresented with the Landmark Theaters:

Dir: Parvez Sharma

When: Please check showtimes at
Landmark Lumiere, San Francisco

Landmark Shattuck, Berkeley

Director / Producer Parvez Sharma and Producer Sandi DuBowski (Trembling Before G-d)
in Person!!

A Jihad for Love

In a time when Islam is under tremendous attack from within and without, Muslim
gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma has dared to go where the silence is loudest. In the
world's first feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between
Islam and homosexuality, Parvez enters the many worlds of Islam by illuminating
multiple stories as diverse as Islam itself. The film travels a wide geographic arc
presenting us lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France.
We meet men and women whose pursuit of love has brought them into conflicts with
their countries, families and even themselves. Such is the quandary of being both
homosexual and Muslim, a combination so taboo that very little about it has been

The winner of five international awards and with thousands in more than 20 nations
applauding and engaging with this work, 'A Jihad for Love' has inspired an intense
media blitz and an inspiring and though provoking dialogue about Islam in these
challenging times of Islamophobia. Launched at the prestigious Toronto International
Film Festival in September 2007 and with its European launch as the opening film of
Panorama Dokumente at the Berlin Film Festival in February, 2008, 'A Jihad for Love'
has now traveled across the world.


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