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Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6:30-10pm
First public preview night! Join us in celebrating the start of the 10th Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival, presented by Tasveer. The Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is Tasveer’s most extensive production. It is a 11-day extravaganza that takes place every fall. SSAFF creates a lively, stimulating, and focused environment for conversation, education, and exploration of issues that face South Asia and its Diaspora. For this event, a curated selection of shorts will celebrate the themes of identity, self-expression, and fashion on display in Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in American Counter-Culture, followed by music and snacks. PROGRAM 7PM: Welcome and Introduction by by SSAFF Programmers, BAM Staff, showing favorite Clips from SSAFF2015 Queen of Material (2 min) directed by Rajee Samarasinghe: A short procession of colorful fashionable fabric material and a mysterious woman lit by the sun. A paean to Kenneth Anger. Blouse (20 min) by Vijayeta Kumar: A simple school teacher trying to find a woman who is same "chest" size as his wife, to bring her the blouse* as a gift. Blouse* is a tight fitted, short camisole worn under Indian dress called sari. Kahani (12 min) by Sarthak Bhasin: Based on a short story by Daniel Wallace, the film is about a story writer (Yateen Karyekar) and his wife (Seema Rahmani), who is also the story writer’s muse. Yari Road (20 min) by Samimitra Das: Yari Road is a universal story that examines the fine line between friendship and competition amidst the rat race of the entertainment industry. 9PM: Followed by Anjuman Band - Afrocuban music band http://kaliproductions.org/anjumanbio.aspx Exhibition info: http://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/counter_couture.html Cost: $5 for BAM members/$15 otherwise. (Scroll down and choose 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Bellevue Preview Night) Price includes access to the museum exhibition, screenings - all the shorts, our favorite clips, music and snacks. Please support it, champion and share it. Your advocation inspires us to keep going!