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Tasveer South Asian Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend @ Seattle Art Museum | Featuring 55 Full-length & Short Films, World Famous Directors & Actors, Panel Discussions, Talks & more!

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Tasveer South Asian Film Festival
October 6-15, 2017
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Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue ,Seattle, Washington 98101

Over the past decade, the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival has grown to become the largest, longest, and most diverse such film festival in the United States. It remains the only one of its size to pair films from and about South Asia with a focus on human rights and social justice.

After receiving a record-breaking number of entries this year, the programming team has put together a schedule that is sure to have something for everyone. Over 55 full-length and short films address issues of race, class, caste, sexuality, and/or gender. This year’s festival features world-famous directors and actors, including Aparna Sen and Mehreen Jabbar, as well as a number of filmmakers new to the game. You’ll find animated love stories, powerful political statements, and moving depictions of children and adults facing and overcoming crises. New this year, Tasveer is delighted to present TasVR, its first Virtual Reality film experience.

As always, screenings are accompanied by panel discussions and moderated conversations that connect the world on the screen to the reality of life here in the PNW. Visit the TSAFF 2017 website to view the full schedule and to buy tickets. There you can also learn more about the programs, filmmakers, venues, sponsors, and special events: an academic symposium at UW, the Centerpiece event, Closing Night, and a 2-day Master film class with visiting Nepali filmmaker Subarna Thapa.

Start TSAFF 2017 off right by making plans to attend the Opening Night Gala at Seattle Art Museum. This red-carpet celebration, honoring this year’s focus country Nepal, will take place on Friday, October 6, and will feature the Nepali film Bijuli Machine, the story of two scientists on a quest for an alternative energy source. The film’s director, Navin Awal, is expected to attend, as is the Nepali ambassador to the US. After the film, stay for a festive reception with food, drinks, music, and Nepali cultural performances.

Opening Night Gala
$50 Regular | $40 SAM Member Price

Film Screenings
$12 Regular | $10 Student/Senior (with ID)
$10 Early Bird (through 9/30)
Screening fee may vary.

Centerpiece Screening & Reception
$25 Regular
$20 Early Bird

Closing Night (Screening+ Awards Ceremony)
$25 Regular | $20 Student/Senior (with ID) and Early Bird (through 9/30)

Panels are FREE to attend.

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