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Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY presents the 3rd NY Arab and South Asian Short Video Slam

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Screening & Discussion: 3rd i NY presents the 3rd NY Arab and South Asian Short Video Slam

Time: August 2, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Alwan for the Arts
Street: 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
City/Town: New York, NY 10004
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Event Discipline: film/video
Organized By: Alwan for the Arts
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2012

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Event Description

We will present the best in recent short videos that were submitted to an open call, that increase awareness of the creative vitality and sociopolitical realities of North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and their diasporas.

3rd i NY has been presenting monthly film screenings and for two years a film festival in conjunction with theater partners. We enjoy providing an informal venue to showcase local independent and experimental pieces that are aesthetically, politically, theoretically and/or technically innovative as well as serve as a meeting place filmmakers and film aficionados.

Four of the participating filmmakers will be present: Sausan Saulat, Anjali Bhargava, Merva Faddoul, and Nahed Mansour. They will have 1-2 minutes to introduce their shorts, and be on hand after the screening for a group Q&A. Join us for a healthy debate and cross-cultural learning.

Continue the conversation informally after the Q&A over drinks in our beautiful loft space.

About the Selected Films:

Ruta 5: Viajes por mis pensamientos/ Route 5 (Hira Nabi,02:00, Mexico , 2011)

My wandering thoughts on a bus in Cuernavaca, Mexico take me to the memory of buses at home in Lahore, Pakistan. I grapple with the my leaping thoughts on thepoetics of space and the politics of gender and sexuality while being jolted on a bus on my way to school.This short is a visual impression of memory work in the global south: finding familiarity in the strange and mapping out the past into the present.

Bio:Hira Nabi lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan, teaching film theory to undergraduate students at the Beaconhouse National University.

To love is to let go? (Sausan Saulat, 05:07, Pakistan,2012)

The film is a self-portrait of sorts that is a confrontational (albeit visual) dialogue I have with my displaced self. It highlights the fears, fixations, escapism and anxieties of the protagonist, essentially representing a tussle with a dual identity of sorts- living between two parallels and altogether incongruous worlds.

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