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Seattle South-Asian Film Festival to open with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut

By NewsDesk • Published on September 13, 2011

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.

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One Response to “Seattle South-Asian Film Festival to open with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut”

  1. Shailendra Chari says:

    I have enjoyed watching Deepti Naval and Farooq Sheikh’s films. Her Film Chashme Buddoor is a real fun to watch and I must have watched at least 15-20 times.

    I wish her best of luck for her directorial debut film Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish.

    I guess the film will be different and interesting as the title of the film.

    Wishing her all the best for this film as well as all the future projects.

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