mustard seed film festival
August 18, 2016
Reading Viaduct, Philadelphia
Mustard Seed - the first South Asian film festival in Philadelphia - is dropping August 18th, with a most excellent lineup - and mission.
From the organizers:
We’ve noticed a lack of South Asian films (especially socially engaged ones) that are shown in Philadelphia and its surrounding neighborhoods in spite of strong Bangladeshi, Nepali, Indian and Pakistani communities. By bringing this festival to Philadelphia, we hope to increase access to South Asian films, but also highlight alternative visions of South Asia and South Asian cinema, bring together communities of various origins and identities, and promote crosscultural dialogue and exchange. Our aim with this festival is to show socially engaged films that focus on themes specific to the South Asian experience and that are created by a predominantly South Asian crew and production team.