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South Asia Film Festival

Presented by UC Davis Middle East and South Asia Studies with 3rd I films Co-sponsors: UC Davis Office of Global Affairs, Davis Humanities Institute, Cinema and Digital Media, Religious Studies, Asian American Studies, UCD Library, International House Davis, Punjabi American Heritage Society, Sikhlens. For more information call: 530-754-4926

May 03, 2019 05:30 PM to
May 04, 2019 08:00 PM

AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY (1977) May 3, 5:30pm @ Alumni Center, UC Davis

A potent vision of social harmony, this campy, freewheeling comedy tells the story of three brothers separated at birth, and each one raised in a different faith – one Hindu, one Muslim, one Christian. The film will be preceded by a special reception, and a presentation by the authors of Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation: William Elison (Assistant Professor, UCSB), Christian Lee Novetzke (Professor, University of Washington) and Andy Rotman ( Professor of Religion, Smith College).

GOOD GUY BAD GUY (2018) May 4, 1pm @ International House, Davis, CA

 As much a portrait of the city, as of its main protagonist, Indu Krishnan’s doc chronicles five years in the tumultuous life of Zakhir, a gentle soul who lives on the streets of Bangalore. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker.

DRAWN TOGETHER (2017), May 4, 3:15pm @ International House, Davis, CA

.A lively backdrop of superheroes and comic books, Harleen Singh’s "Drawn Together" examines the issues of diversity, representation, and racism. Followed by Q&A with filmmakess

JUTTI KASOORI + HALFWAY HOME (2018) May 4, 4:45pm @ International House, Davis, CA

 Nicole Ranganath's doc explores the rich history of the Punjabi community in Northern California, while Steve Arounsack's doc takes us through the vibrant arts scene in the Asian American community of the Central Valley. Followed by Q&A with filmmakers and artists