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India I 91 mins I Malayalam I dir. Bijukumar Damodaran
From National-Award winning filmmaker, Dr. Biju, comes a collection of six cinematic sketches that depict the various means by which fascist governments conspire to silence their own people.
EIKHOIGI YUM (Our Home)
India I 2022 I Manipuri I 87 mins I dir. Romi Meitei
Chaoren, an eleven year-old boy from a rural fishing village, fights to attend and excel in school, amidst the threats of poverty and displacement.
Bangladesh I Bengali, Bangla I 130 mins I dir. Mejbaur Rahman Sumon
A fishing trawler is beset by mysterious, possibly supernatural occurences after they take onboard a young woman lost at sea. Set in the Bay of Bengal and inspired by myth, this genre-defying tale is a gem of modern Bangladeshi cinema.
India I Hindi I 78 mins I dir. Arvind Pradap
Mariam, mother & breadwinner for her migrant family in Mumbai, decides to become an illegal surrogate to support her children. However, as the pregnancy progresses she faces unexpected challenges with the family awaiting the child.
Pakistan I Urdu I 130 mins I dir. Sarmad Sultan Khoosat
A tale of love, loss, and cloaked secrets centered on the lives of three women in Pakistan, including a young married woman drawn to a mysterious man who saved her life.
Iran I Persian (Farsi) I 86 mins I dir. Ali Asgari
Fereshteh, a young student in Tehran, must hide the existence of her illegitimate two-month old baby for the night when her parents announce a surprise visit. She and her resourceful best friend must weigh up their true allies. As they traverse the city, their simple mission proves surprisingly treacherous.
IN SEARCH OF BENGALI HARLEM
US I Bangladesh I Bengali, Bangla, English I 85 mins I dir. Vivek Bald, Alaudin Ullah
A New York actor & playwright investigates the pasts of his Bangladeshi immigrant parents, unearthing a lost history in which South Asian Muslims, African Americans, and Puerto Ricans forged an extraordinary multiracial community in mid-20th century Harlem.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
India I English, Gujarati, Hindi I 60 mins I dir. Divya Cowasji, Jall Cowasji
After decades of dormancy, the aging icons of Parsi theater return to the state for a final curtain call. The documentary chronicles the joy & resilience of the cast as they prepare to go out with a bang.
Shorts Program 1
Looking for Answers, Looking for Love
What Are you Searching For?
India I Hindi I 35 mins I dir. Princy Pal
Living in a small village in Himachal, Jyotsana is in denial of her husband’s demise. The turmoil of living a life between the past and the present make her more hostile towards motherhood.
New Zealand I English, Tamil I 11 mins I dir. Bala Murali Shingade
A recent Sri Lankan immigrant begins another day at her job stacking shelves at the local supermarket. Today, on her
wedding anniversary, she is forced to reconcile with the difficult realities of her life.
Laos I Hmong I 17 mins I dir. Sparsh Ahuja, Omi Zola Gupta
Birdsong explores the dying whistling traditions of the Hmong people of northern Laos. The film follows the personal stories of three individuals, as they reflect on their experience as practitioners of a vanishing musical language.
LEARNING NOT TO DROWN
USA I English I 20 mins I dir. Prithvi Raj Karreddula
When a father awakens to find his family missing her turns to community members for help.
Canada I English I 15 mins I dir. Zahra Torkamanlou
On the verge of turning forty, how should Sona face the problem of her loneliness?
Nepal I Nepali I 14 mins I dir. Minsho Limbu
A newly married girl is left by her husband in her mother's home and waits years for news. Eventually, she finds comfort in her resilient mother.
Man & Wife
India I English, Bengali I 9 mins I dir. Rahul Roye
Just before their arranged wedding ceremony, a groom comes out to his would be bride, sharing that he secretly cross-dresses.
Shorts Program 2
Through the Looking Glass: The Past, Future, and Time Unbound