Seattle South-Asian Film Festival to open with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut
The 7th Seattle South-Asian Film Festival that will take place from October 7-9, 2011 will screen Deepti Naval’s Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish (Two Paise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain) as the opening film. The festival will also host an interactive session with actor-turned-director Deepti Naval before the screening.
The films that will screen on October 8 at the festival are Nila Madhab Panda’s I Am Kalam (India), Aby Rao’s Singhing Bee (USA), Tanaz Eeshagian’s Love Crimes of Kabul (Afghanistan), Kiran Pawar’s Astitva: Existence (India), Sonali Gulati’s I Am (India),Rubaiyat Hossain’s Meherjaan (Bangladesh), Hemant Gaba’s Shuttlecock Boys (India), Soham Mehta’a Firecracker (USA), Nikhil Mahajan’s Half A Billion Dreams (India), Yunuen Perez Vertti & Aswinee Rath’s The Undefeated: Aparajita (India), Nadeem Uddin’s Sidi Goma:An African Odyssey in India (India), Minnie Vaid’s A Doctor to Defend:The Binayak Sen Story (India), Gautam Singh’s Daughters of the Brothel (India), Harjant Gill’s Roots of Love (India), Dominic Megam Sangma’s Rahale’s Little Theatre (India) and Paromita Vohra’s Partners in Crime (India).
The films to be presented on October 9 are: Boxing Ladies by Anusha Nandakumar (India), Ma Khushi Chu: I Am Happy by Abinash Shah (India), Flower Bud by Shumona Banerjee (India), But I am a Woman Too by V. Ramanathan (India), Televisnu by Prithi Gowda (India), Soul of Sand by Sidharth Srinivasan (India), Falling Awake by Ryan Demello (India), A Decent Arrangement by Sarovar Banka (USA), I Am by Onir (India), Between the Border and the Fence by Ajay Raina (India), Let Them Meet: Milne Do by Beena Sarwar (Pakistan) and Silent Voices: Home-based Women Workers in Pakistan by Aisha Gazdar (Pakistan).
There will be a roundtable with filmmakers on the closing day of the festival.