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ATA co-presents 2021 3rd i film festival

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:16 pm

3rd i is excited to celebrate its19thyear of presenting the Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, November 12-16 ONLINE. 3rd i Trailer on youtube: line up:
From light-hearted comedies to inspirational films and empowering political documentaries,    3rd i’s 2021 online festival edition brings hope with films from both the shadows and the light. 
COAST TO COAST / Various filmmakersOn Demand Nov 12-16

3rd i’s signature shorts program brings California filmmakers into conversation with filmmakers from South Asia and the Diaspora. With genres ranging from comedy to contemporary music, and short-form documentaries to dramatic narratives, this year’s edition tackles stories of relationships, identity, environment, LGBTQ and social justice with compassion. FREE!For information and tickets:

WHITE RIOT / Rubika ShahOn Demand Nov 12-16

Rubika Shah’s incendiary, inspiring and award winning documentary commemorates a vital national music protest movement from the 1970s, Rock Against Racism (RAR), which is as relevant today in our Trumpian era as it was back then.

The doc takes us to a time when right-wing populist demigods like Enoch Powell preached hate in the British parliament and skinheads attacked West Indian and South Asian communities. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance. As co-founder Red Saunders explains: “We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika.”

The campaign grew from fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Tom Robinson, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses. Blending fresh interviews with archival footage, Shah’s documentary delves into exploring the power of grassroots activism, while doubling as a contemporary call to arms against racism. 
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