Monday, February 18, 2008

Tales from the Margins: screening in Toronto

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)
and Pleasure Dome present

Tales from the Margins
(23 min / short documentary / India / 2006)

in MONITOR 4: New South Asian Short Film and Video
Curated by Oliver Husain

Wednesday, February 20th 2008 at 7 PM
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto

MONITOR 4 is SAVAC’s annual experimental film and video screening, presenting new, award winning work from India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Canada. This 90 minute screening gives a glimpse of the critically engaged, political, poetic and humorous work being produced by South Asian artists today.

Curated by German-born, Toronto-based video and performance artist, Oliver Husain, MONITOR 4 presents works by artists Ferwa Ibrahim, Amit Dutta, Kavita Joshi, Azharr Rudin, Saba Khan and Debashis Sinha. Highlights include Amit Dutta’s FIPRESCI award-winning film Kramasha, a sumptuous dreamscape of an Indian village; Azharr Rudin’s independent and experimental video of small town boys in the big city of Kuala Lumpur; and Kavita Joshi’s harrowing documentary on women’s grassroots activism in Manipur.

Following the screening, Oliver Husain will lead a panel discussion with film critic Cameron Bailey, artist Debashis Sinha, and Independent curator Jacob Korczynski.