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South & East Asian Hollywood Film Festival
January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm$2 – $7
SESSION 1 – SCREENING SHORT FILMS
NOON TO 1:30 P.M.
RUNTIME: 100 MINUTES
Dee Gal by Kumara Raj (U.K., India)
A teenage girl who is addicted to drugs must care for her mother.
Price Tag* by Myrthe Nymph Wai (China, Netherlands)
The fiancée of a supermarket assistant comes from a wealthy Chinese family with strict parents.
In Search of Indigo by Shaktiraj Jadega (India)
From the time it was discovered, indigo has led to many wars, exploitation and rebellion.
Black White by Umesh Gopalappa Muniyamma (India)
A man encounters two mysterious characters called Black-White.
Black Water by Tanmay Srivastava (India)
A documentary about The Cellular jail.
10 Mins by Mingi Kim (S. Korea, U.S.)
A grandson has a phone conversation with his grandfather. Ten minutes later, the grandfather dies. The grandson tries to find out what happened during that 10 minutes.
Trail Past Prejudice* by Shruti Tewari (U.S.)
With hate crimes against brown-skinned people on the rise, Sheela is conflicted about whether to trust a white man she runs into while jogging, or to treat him with the same prejudice she often encounters.
SESSION 2 – SCREENING SHORTS & FULL FEATURE
INCLUDES Q&A WITH DIRECTORS AND CAST
RUNTIME: 140 MINUTES
Bhashm by Randy Harris (N.C.) Director/cast attending
A Bollywood fusion horror love story.
Five O’Clock Shadow* by Sangeeta Bulbul Agarwal (Maryland) Director/cast attending
The story of an Indian-American mother who’s the victim of racial abuse. Her worst fear rises and she wonders: Do we really belong here?
Stalking Shadows by Vikram Kolluru (Maryland) Director attending
A young bride unwittingly becomes the subject of a stalker’s fascination, but her husband makes light of the situation. These dynamics lead to an unexpected event.
Is This a Joke or What?* by Sangeeta Godbole (N.C.) Director/cast attending
The film covers the situation women are currently facing.
Elephants in the Coffee by Thomas Grant (Georgia, South India)
A documentary on the conflict between coffee farmers and endangered elephants in South India.
SESSION 3 – SCREENING SHORT & FULL FEATURE
INCLUDES Q&A WITH LOCAL N.C. FILMMAKERS AND CAST
RUNTIME: 150 MINUTES
Happy Anniversary* by Rob Alan Underhill, Gauri Singh, Sunita Dev (N.C.)
A film on changing family and societal values.
Punarjanam (Rebirth) by Sajan Shrestha (Nepal)
Based on a true story during the insurgency period of Nepal. A soldier who villagers thought was dead returns.
Yadvi – The Dignified Princess* by Jyoti Singh (India, U.S.)
Award-winning film and award-winning actress Jyoti Singh
The film portrays the Princess Yadvi’s unwavering integrity through hardship and heartache. Followed by a Q&A.
Ehsaas – Finding Happiness from Within* by Bhavna Singh & CXC Productions (N.C., N.J.)
This short examines the journey of Sameer Malhotra, who finds love for the first time. When the relationship ends, he realizes he must find happiness from within and not from others.
Devadasi Now* by Indrani Nayar-Gall (N.C., India)
A documentary on the challenges of eradicating the Devadasi tradition that looks behind the illegal practice of religious servitude. Followed by Q& A.
*Created by Women Filmmakers