Smeeta Hirani (left) moderating a Q and A session with Sanam Saeed and Asim Abbasi. Photo Credit: SnapShots Photography
A Spectacular Start!
TSAFF KICKED OFF THIS LAST WEEKEND AND IT WAS AMAZING!
We had an amazing weekend to kick off TSAFF 2018. Opening Night at the Seattle Art Museum brought a crowd of more than three hundred attendees and filmmakers, all dressed their best.
Saturday and Sunday saw nearly sold out shows for Drawn Together, Lala Begum and My Pure Land, and of course, engaging Q and A sessions with filmmakers and conversations in the hallway afterward.
We are receiving great feedback from the community and filmmakers have expressed how much they've loved attending the festival. Thank YOU for getting TSAFF 2018 off to a great start.
There's so much more to come!
A Better Man Bellevue Arts Museum | October 1st 7:00PM
A Better Man Directed by Attiya Khan | 7:00PM Bellevue Arts Museum
A BETTER MAN: A fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation for domestic violence victims that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse.
The screening will be followed by a panel on domestic violence moderated by members of API Chaya and a discussion of the impact of #MeToo on the South Asian community.
Look But With Love: Produced by internationally renowned Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. From a doctor in the slums of Karachi to the Elite Commandos, a courageous community of women in Nowshera - the epicenter of the terrorist insurgency, Look but With Love explores the lives of Pakistan's most fearless and passionate citizens.
One Eighty: Sixty-seven percent of those in Indian jails are put behind bars for “undertrials” - these are people who have not been convicted, but are jailed as they wait for trial. Vijai Kumari spent twenty years behind bars with her son Kanhaiya Kumari. Once he is released from prison at the age of six, Kanhaiya begins a relentless journey to save his mother from being punished for a crime she did not commit.
Notes To My Father: Ramadevi writers a letter to her father, who unintentionally put her on a track to an Indian brothel when he marries her off to an unknown man. After a failed marriage, Ramadevi is sold into sexual slavery.