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"blending activism and filmmaking"
anand
patwardhan

 

 

 





Odissi Dance
Performer


Asako Takami

disciple of
Guru Kelucharan
Mohapatra


benefit for

earthquake
relief in
gujarat


an evening of spokenword, film and performance

Saturday, March 10th 2001

Nahl Hall,
California College
of Arts and Crafts

Contemporary
Choreographer/ Dancer


Parijat Desai

 

 

Classical
Vocalist


Raj Dutt

student of
Ustad Hamid
Hossain


Rhino FX


and other artists...


also featuring

 

If I live, I'll write the history of
my travels in Malaysia
Ill write a poem about it


said Shahjahan Babu,
before leaving Bangladesh for Malaysia,
in search of a better life.


In a posthumous record, left behind for the world, Babu talks about his hopes, desires, and disillusionments through audiotaped accounts sent home to his family.

My Migrant Soul is about dreams that crumble into despair." "An indictment of the ruthless machinery of globalization, extracting the soul out of those who fall pray to it."

about the director ...


Yasmine Kabir
is an independent filmmaker now living in Dhaka. Her last film Dushomoy (1999) recounted the tragedy of Shima Choudhury, a young garment factory worker picked up by the police while traveling with her boyfriend and allegedly gang raped while in "safe custody." Dushomoy ("A Mother's Lament ") last screened at Ekta's Traveling Film South Asia in January 2001.


Ekta raises $ 3181 for
J a n v i k a s

an Ahmedabad-based NGO operating relief efforts in Gujarat

under the aegis of the
Janpath Citizen's Initiative

Ekta Fundraiser Fuses Entertainment & Awareness
By Vandana Makker
India-West

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