Posts By: Ken Harper

The South Asia Center at the Daniel Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs promotes a deeper understanding of the South Asia region through supporting faculty and graduate research and scholarship and by providing outreach to the Central New York community.

September 10 Behind Forgotten Eyes Anthony Gilmore (76 min, USA/South Korea/Japan, 2007) There are heartbreaking moments in history that the world prefers to forget. Whilst Korea groaned under the harsh colonial rule of Imperial Japan, the Japanese Imperial Army coerced, tricked, and forced more than 200,000 Korean women into a brutal and systematic form of   

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September 25 Gaze Engendered The Women’s Kingdom Director: Xiaoli Zhou (23 minutes, 2005-06, China/USA) A short film offering a rare glimpse into the extraordinary society of Mosuo women, keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, who live beyond structures of mainstream Chinese culture. A Jihad for Love Director: Parvez Sharma (81   

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QUEERING THE FRAME October 4 Say Amen! Tagid Amen! Director: David Deri (65 minutes, 2005, Israel) Now that most of their children have moved away, Aliza and Masud Deri live by themselves in a small southern town in Israel.  All their children have married, except their youngest son, David, and they have become obsessed with   

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Fourth Annual South Asian Human Rights Film Festival October 26 15 Park Avenue Director: Aparna Sen (116 minutes, 2005, India) Award-winning director Aparna Sen delivers a moving and insightful exploration of the impact of schizophrenia on a young woman and her family in today’s Calcutta. Sen elicits powerful performances from a celebrated cast including Shabana   

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Friday, February 20, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm SOCIAL JUSTICE GangaaJal—The Holy Weapon  (Director to be present) Prakash Jha, 150 minutes, 2003, India A searing look at the intractable issue of police corruption in India.   Saturday, February 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CHILDREN’S RIGHTS  Looking for Kannan Yasir Khan, 18 minutes, 2002, Sri   

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January 31 — Underground Labor Evil Stalks the Land Director: Gauhar Raza Evil Stalks the Land is a dedication to all those who were killed in the devastating events of Hindus attacking Muslims in Gujarat in early 2002. The documentary touches upon the involvement of politics, police, government machinery, control of the local media, which   

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