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Me, My Mom, and Sharmila

October 23 2015

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Live Performance! Bay Area Premier
Followed by Conversation/Q&A between Fawzia Mirza and Fawzia Afzal-Khan (feminist scholar, performer, and 3rd i alum) on performance, Pakistan, radical politics, queer identities, and more! 

Told through the lens of two women’s shared love for glamorous Bollywood film star Sharmila Tagore, Me, My Mom, and Sharmila is a hilarious and heartbreaking coming-of-age story peppered with personal anecdotes, pop culture and even some South Asian history lessons! As one critic writes, “Some actors hold an audience, a few possess it. Some actors light up a scene, a few ignite it. Ms. Mirza…belongs to the latter category.” Writer-performer Fawzia Mirza’s dynamic piece chronicles her struggle to connect with her mother as she grapples with her own emerging identity as a queer woman of color. Told with humor and deep insight, this journey of self-discovery carries Fawzia all the way from childhood – as a Pakistani Muslim in small-town Canada, to living out loud as an actress in the heart of Chicago.



Date: Oct 23, 2015
Time: 7:15 pm
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Directors Fawzia Mirza
Country, Year USA/2015
Running Time 60 min
Language English
Co-Presenters QCC, QWOCMAP, SF LGBT Center, BAWIFM, Trikone


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