POSTPONED: Inshallah, Football with Director Ashvin Kumar

Inshallah, football
Saturday, October 29, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Tags: documentary, india, kashmir, soccer, and war. Categories: Discussion and Screening.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St 4th floor, New York, NY 10004
Admission: Suggested Donation: $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds.

SORRY THIS HAD TO BE DELAYED DUE TO CHANGE IN DIRECTOR’S TRAVEL PLANS. PLEASE STAY TUNED – WE WILL WILL RESCHEDULE IN EARLY DECEMBER.

Join visiting Director Ashvin Kumar in presentation of his celebrated new documentary set in Kashmir – a must watch for anyone interested in the state of democracy in India.

Q&A With Director follows the Screening.

About the Film

Director: Ashvin Kumar, India, 2010, Documentary, Urdu & Kashmiri with English subtitles, 83 min

The fast-paced game of soccer, the world’s most popular sport, is contrasted against the slow turning gears of democracy in this controversial documentary. With help from a committed South American coach and his charming wife, 18-year-old Kashmiri soccer player Basharat is good enough to go play in Brazil but can’t obtain a visa due to his father’s militant past. More than a coming-of-age story about a teen who dreams of living as a free citizen, it is also a coming-of-age story for democracy in India.

Official selection in competition, Pusan International Film Festival

Dubai International Film Festival. Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary – Special mention, Jury Award.

Awardee Pusan Fund for Asian Cinema grant.

Audience Award for the Best Documentary Film 2011 at Asiatica Film Medial

About the Director

Oscar-Nominated Ashvin Kumar is an independent Indian filmmaker who has produced and directed several films and documentaries, including Inshallah, football (2010); Dazed in Doon (2010); The Forest (2008); Little Terrorist (2005) and Road to Ladakh (2003).

Our Sponsors

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part by the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by NYSCA, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by NYC DCA, both administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.

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