Artists' Television Access

Queer Filmistan 2003

Program 6

Sunday, August 31, 2003, 8:00 pm, $7

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Long Tales in Short Shorts (68 mins)

Creative shorts by emerging and established filmmakers that are chock full of shock, sex, family and fun. 


Ent-Homo-Philia (Dir. Hima B / USA 2002/ 3 mins)

About sex, drugs, bugs, and naked women and the love-ate relationship we have with what we consume and what consumes us.


Kashish (Dirs. Meenakshi Rai & Vinay Rai   / 2003 India/ 30 min)

A film made by queer women activists in Delhi about a hitchhiker who shakes up her rides’ world.


The Belly of Ram (Dir Neeru Paharia / USA 2002/ 6 mins)

A humorous and affectionate fake anthropological documentary about dad’s belly.


Kalighat Fetish  (Dir. Ashish Avikunthak   / India 1999/ 22 mins)
To the background of ritual chants that invoke the creation of Kali, this sensual film shows a performer donning the persona of the Goddess. (Please be advised that the film contains images of animal sacrifice).


Everything (Dir. Harjant Gill/ USA 2002/ 7 mins)

A gay Indian-American male’s view on religion, harassment in high school and the fear of getting AIDS.


Queer Filmistan 2003


Cinema has played a vital role in shaping queer identity in South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora. Queer Filmistan, the nation’s only queer South Asian international film festival, showcases film and video works by, for, about, or of interest to South Asian queer communities. It is devoted to exploring the diverse realities, deep complexities, joys and sorrows that make up the South Asian queer experience.   

Queer Filmistan is a labor of love of Trikone, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people of South Asian descent. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world.


Tickets can be purchased on-line upto 24 hours before each show at and at the door 45 minutes before each show.


Queer Filmistan 2003 has been funded through a significant grant from the Horizons Foundation.


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