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CHHOTA CINEMA: NEW INDIAN SHORTS 2022

Buy a Series Pass to receive discounted admission to all 5 South Asian Film Festival films, plus priority seating!

7 STAR DINOSOR ENTERTAINMENT

INDIA, 2021, 20 MIN

Directed by Vaishali Naik

In Hindi with English Subtitles

Southeast Premiere!

As lockdown brings work to a standstill, this weird, funny and entertaining mockumentary takes us through the plight of two brothers who dress up as dinosaurs and perform at sundry events. There’s no money and almost nothing to eat, and the only spot of sunshine and nutrition in their lives is some leftover cake from one of the clients.

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

USA, 2021, 18 MIN

Directed by Gauri Adelkar

In English and Hindi with English Subtitles
Florida Premiere!

Ismat, an undocumented seamstress in New York City, finds herself at a crossroads of morality and self-interest.

 

CLOSE TIES TO HOME COUNTRY

USA, 2021, 15 MIN

Directed by Akanksha Cruczynski

In English and Hindi with English Subtitles
Southeast Premiere!

Akanksha is a young South Asian woman studying in the US on a scholarship. Coming in touch with white opulence and entitlement when she takes on a job as a dog-sitter, she assesses the stark and often absurd ways in which her life a as a legal alien differs from the lives of people around her.

SANDSTORM (MULAQAT)

PAKISTAN, 2021, 20 MIN

Directed by Seemab Gul

In Urdu with English Subtitles

Southeast Premiere!

Zara, the young daughter of a patriarchal Karachi household, almost single handedly engineers a compassionate act of subversion in an attempt to have agency over her own body.

TESTIMONY OF ANA

USA/INDIA, 2021, 24 MIN

Directed by Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda

In Gujarati with English Subtitles

East Coast Premiere!

Anaben Pawar is an elderly tribal woman accused of witchcraft in rural India. Through Ana’s story, we delve into a deep-rooted culture of patriarchy and examine one of the most monstrous attacks on women’s bodies in modern India: the witch-hunt.

2022, 97 minutes

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