Public Programs

Tasveer Reels: Pride

  • Friday, June 15, 2018:
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
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  • Add to calendar 2018-06-15 19:00:00 2018-06-15 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Tasveer Reels: Pride Bellevue Arts Museum BAM

 In honor of Pride Month, Tasveer and Bellevue Arts Museum present a selection of three South Asian films exploring LGBTQIA+ identity. All films have English subtitles and will be followed by a panel Q&A led by members of Trikone NW, a local organization offering programs for, by, and about LGBTQIA+ South Asians and allies living in the Pacific Northwest.

Bellevue Arts Museum

Members: Free | Non-Members: $5

 Featured films

Kawa Hatef | India and USA | 2016 | 18 minutes

Aarsa is the story of Raju, an unnoticed dance studio caretaker whose love for a beautiful dance instructor ignites a journey of self-identity.

Maachar Jhol
Abhshek Verma | India | 2017 | 10 mins

Lalit, 28, decides to come out to someone who is really special and close to him. In order to reveal his sexuality and seek acceptance, he cooks a special dish, a Bengali style fish curry, ‘Maachar Jhol.’ He prepares the dish by listening to a famous radio cooking show. Will the fish curry turn out to be delicious? Delicious enough to appeal to the heart of someone special?

Vishal Srivastava | India | 2017 | 13 mins

Wajood (Selfhood) revolves around the life of a young hijra's (trans-woman), who seems to fancy herself with an auto-rickshaw driver in Mumbai. When confronted by the elders of her community about her unrealistic expectations, she goes on a subconscious quest to find out if anyone will ever fall in love with her. Or is this thought as naive as everyone around her says?