Tue, August 19, 2008 7:00 pm at Two Boots Pioneer Theater
Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY Collaborative Monthly Series
68 Pages by Sridhar Rangayan/ India / 2007 / 92 mins / video/ Hindi & English with English Subtitles
Trains: F to 2nd Ave, 6 to Astor, R,W to 8 St.
Tickets: $10 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members
Coming from a country like India that is still in denial, where being HIV+ is still a curse, '68 Pages' rips open the underbelly of its society to reveal how it stigmatizes and shuns those who are HIV+ or even those who just want to be what they are. Through 68 Pages of a counselor's diary, we see the stories of Paayal, a sex worker; Nishit, an ID user; Kiran, a gay man and Umrao, a transsexual bar dancer - their stories of pain and fear, humiliation and rejection - not only by the society, but even by their loved ones. While these stories expose the shallowness of the system, it also offers hope and healing by trying to bring about a better understanding of their fight to live with dignity. The film is a tribute to the human spirit of optimism and survival. Produced by Humsafar Trust.
*Q&A with Executive Producer Vivek Anand to follow.*
About the Presenting Organizations:
3rd I New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local
filmmakers and experimental djs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. See www.thirdi.org/~ny for more information.
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