South Asian Film Festival (Oct. 9-11)

The First Annual South Asian Film Festival 
October 9th-11th, 2015
The Winston-Salem South Asian Film Festival exists to promote the experiences, perspectives, and unique voices 
from the South Asian community through the art of film. 
Ticket Information 
general admission tickets- $11.50
seniors/students- $9.50
Opening Night Party
a/perture will host a kickoff party for the festival on October 9th from 6:00-7:30PM, which will be held in the 
Chatham Lobby directly adjoining a/perture’s a/trium.  
Light refreshments will be provided, and the party will include a live music performance. 
All ticketholders to the festival are invited to attend the opening night party!
Film Schedule: 
Short Films Program: Saturday, October 10th at 11:00AM
Unrated, 13 mins.
A personal diary of a 13-year old girl named Maya dealing with puberty, pop culture, and her parents getting divorced. Doodled diary entries sketch an intimate journey of a teenager growing up in the 80’s in India, negotiating her independence and freedom, and discovering the complexities of gender and sexuality.
Unrated, 24mins.
A touching story about a mysterious old foreigner and a young cafe waitress. The old gentleman visits India after 25 long years and becomes a regular at a charming town cafe. The conversations at the corner table reveal a mystery and tell us how strangers can sometimes become friends in the most unexpected way! Watch this short film to explore and understand the complexities of human relationships and the bitter sweet moments of life.
Unrated, 8 mins. 
Every child has the ability to create something beautiful. This story is about a nine year old street kid that makes things from metal scrap and junk. After his most precious marble creation is shattered by a bunch of street kids, he is left heartbroken with nothing but the remains of his work. Instead of giving up he takes on a little adventurous journey to remake his creation. When he puts together what he has, he realizes that to complete his work he needs the last piece of the creation, just one more marble. His determination and will to finish what he had started is so strong, that he leaves no stone unturned to find the last marble.
A personal essay film, The Other Army, seeks to understand the issues faced by Pakistan in its struggle against terrorism.  Director Sana Attiq Haq says the film serves as a tribute to the people who have sacrificed their lives in counter-terrorism efforts and provides a glimpse into the lives of those they have left behind.
Saturday, October 10th, 2015: 1:00PM
Unrated, 90 mins.
Two boys try to send their strict father back to the city with the help of the forest witch, but instead get taken for a merry ride by her granddaughter.
Sunday, October 11th, 2015: 11:00AM
*India’s official Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Language Film!
Unrated, 116 mins. 
A sewerage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the act. As the trial unfolds, the personal 
lives of the lawyers and the judge involved in the 
case are observed outside the court.
Sunday, October 11th, 2015: 1:00PM
Unrated, 80 mins. 
Since the 1970s New Delhi’s magicians, puppeteers, and circus performers have called the tinsel slum, the Kathputli Colony, their home. Last year the government issued relocation permits to the colony residents; the slum is to be bulldozed, cleared for development. Experience the last remnants of a culture born out of folk art and molded by poverty.
As part of our regular programming we are also proud to screen HE NAMED ME MALALA!
The film opens on October 9th and standard ticket prices apply.
Rated PG-13, 120 mins.
HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
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