CSAFF 2013

  1. Director: Meera Menon
    Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Kiran Deol, Kandis Erickson
    USA | 90mins | 2013 | Chicago Premiere

    Synopsis: A road-trip comedy centered on Farah Mahtab, a woman in her twenties who tries to lose her virginity while campaigning across America for presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. Farah and her friends K.J. and Roopa follow the campaign trail across historic Route 66 on their way to Ohio, the central battleground state of 2004, seizing control of this charged moment in their lives and the life of their country.

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  2. Director: Harune Massey
    Pakistan | 10mins | 2013

    Synopsis: Two kids on a road side clinking oil bottles offering massage services, spend the night waiting for clients. “Nightlife” is a glimpse into the life of male child sex-workers in Lahore, Pakistan. A subtle observation of a grave circumstance in their lives, and a self-critique, questioning exploitation and artistic work.

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  3. Director: Gajendra Ahire
    Cast: Subodh Bhave, Trupti Bhoir
    India | 77mins | 2013 | World Premiere

    Synopsis: The story of a lone woman Chandi’s struggle to save her Chandi Touring Talkies from going out of business in the male chauvinistic world of travelling cinema. Chandi’s arch rival Subhnya tricks her wayward father to pledge her tent in a fixed gambling session and gives her six months to recover her tent. He also steals the screening rights to the latest blockbuster movie from right under her nose, leaving her stranded for options. As she mulls over her predicament enters Avinash an art film maker from a different world of cinema. As Subhnya denies him a screen to play the blockbuster, Chandi and Avinash end up helping each other out. Whether Chandi is able to save her tent or not forms the story.

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  4. Director: Geeta Malik
    Cast: Omi Vaidya, Geeta Malik, Reena Dutt
    USA | English | 4mins | 2013 | World Premiere

    Synopsis: A woman on trial for prostitution turns the tables on her accusers.

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  5. csaff.org

    Presenting the films from the 2013 Chicago South Asian Film Festival.

    View the full film guide at: csaff.org/film-guide

    Get your tickets at: csaff.org/tickets

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