If you’re looking for a film opportunity to kick off the school year look no further than the 14th annual Tasveer South Asian Film Festival. It runs until October 6th and is the largest South Asian film festival in the United States. The festival shows a wide range range of films such as narratives, documentaries, shorts, etc. that comment on themes of social injustice and human rights while also providing a counterpoint to prevalent mainstream South Asian and Bollywood films.
Some films being shown include Babu, Elephantbird, Laal Kabootar and The Sweet Requiem, which will play at UW October 4th at 7pm in the Ronald Geballe Auditorium. On top of the films being shown there are opportunities to meet with the directors of these films.
One opportunity involving the festival Film Club will be hosting is a field trip. On October 5th UW Film Club will meet at the UW Lightrail station at 6 to get dinner then see the movie The Last Color directed by Vikas Khanna. Nine-year-old flower seller and tightrope walker Chhoti befriends Noor, a 70-year-old widow living a colorless life of abstinence. Chhoti promises hope to Noor as this poignant story of love, friendship, commitment and victory of the human spirit unfolds on the banks of the River Ganges. #TSAFF #Tasveer