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November 26, 2019
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Excellent screening of A Thin Wall in London

brilliant screening of #AThinWall, a #film about the #1947 #partition of british #india, at #harrowauditorium @uniwestminster #londonit was organized by #tonguesonfire the wonderful team behind the @ukasianfilmfestival great attendance and interview by rosie thomas, and so lovely to do the first screening ever with my co-producer and friend Surbhi Dewan 

November 21, 2019
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memmi, fanon and sansour

today we discussed albert #memmi and franz #fanon’s work and then used that context for larissa sansour’s ‘nation estate’ – a short film we watched and discussed with our special guest muna najib #palestine #honorsprogram @stjohnfishercollege @rochesterny

October 31, 2019
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daughter of nepal at SJFC

my wonderful friend filmmaker Surbhi Dewan screened her short film Daughter of Nepal for my students today and talked about present day #politics in #nepalshe also showed a short clip from the film she’s working on right now which is about the #thirdgender community in #kashmirSt. John Fisher Honors Program

October 24, 2019
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the niceties at geva theatre

with my wonderful St. John Fisher College #students at Geva Theatre Center tonight to see ‘the niceties’ directed by nicole watson. The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess: ‘What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.’