Tue, October 20, 2009 7:00 pm at Tribeca Cinemas
Part of Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY Collaborative Monthly Film Series
Co-Sponsored by Cinema Studies Department at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and SINGH Foundation
Tickets: $10. Advance Tickets, with $2 surcharge
Naseem (Saeed Mirza, India, 1996, 90 mins, Hindi with English ST)
The story of a young school going girl Naseem (Mayuri Kango) in the months leading up to the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. She shares a deep and loving bond with his ailing grandfather (Kaifi Azmi) who represents the era of communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims in India, as he fondly recalls the times he spent in pre-Independent Agra. As communal tension erupts in the city of Bombay, Naseem get increasingly bewildered by changing dynamics at her school and in the neighborhood, while her grandfather watches helplessly at a city getting deeply divided over the Babri Masjid issue.
Saeed Mirza is a leading “parallel cinema” filmmaker of such films as Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980), Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989) and Naseem (1995), which won two National Film Awards in 1996. He is best remembered in popular culture for his TV series “Nukkad” (1986) and “Intezaar” (1988), along with various documentary films on social welfare and cultural activism.
3rd i NY & Alwan Collaborative Monthly Screening Series are made possible in part through support from The Fund for Creative Creative Communities administered through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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