CSAFF 2013

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    OASS (oassthefilm.com) is inspired from many true-life stories of girls like Kiku who lived with her parents and little sister in a mountain village in Nepal. For 11-year old Kiku, life was, running through the fields around her village and playing games with her little sister. The dream of education and a better life takes her to Delhi where she is sold and to a brothel. Madam and Jhukki, her henchman, John or Baru control her life now. Kiku is put on the brothel payroll. She is drugged, raped, kicked and punched. Everyday. Over and over. She picks herself up and persists in looking for an escape route. She meets others who have gone through a fate like hers -- Vidya, Amreen, Reshmi -- faces which should have been younger but have aged. As their eyes flicker between vacant and hard Kiku knows that this is a war she has to win on her own and only then can she battle for those like her. OASS follows Kiku's story as she clings on to the memories of her family and her life in her village and fights her existence in the brothel, never willing to lose hope.

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CSAFF 2013

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