Queer Masala


3rd I SF presents QUEER MASALA in support of Pride Month
June 25, 2003

The Center
1800 Market Street (at Octavia)
San Francisco, CA 94102

$5 donation at the door — SF Center members free
(We highly suggest taking public transportation)

What’s it like to be South Asian and queer? This program will include shorts that explore South Asian queer identities across the South Asian Diaspora from the UK to New Zealand. All films directed by queer South Asian film makers. Q&A after films.

Program Details:

Sum Total (4 mins) by Sonlai Gulati, 1999, USA
Dazzlingly deploys advertising conventions – isolated body parts,
words on screen – to show the lesbian identity as literally

Naya Zamana (10mins) by Mandrika Rupa, 1996, New Zealand
A young queer Indian woman living in a West Auckland housing estate
is caught between to sets of irreconcilable differences.

Beauty Parlor (18mins) by Mehreen Jabbar, 1998, Pakistan
A portrait of three characters that frequent a salon and have secrets to hide

Surviving Sabu (15mins) by Ian Iqbal Rashid, 1997, UK
The story of the difficult relationship between a young gay South
Asian man and his father, refracted through the images of the late
film star Sabu of “Jungle Book” and “Elephant Boy”.

Co-presented with SF Center and Queer Cultural Center
This program also supported by Trikone .

For more info: www.3rdi.org