This year, 3rd i Films shines a spotlight on Voices from the Diaspora, featuring work by filmmakers living between two cultures, and negotiating multiple histories and identities. Films include: Sami Khan's Khoya/Lost, the story of a Canadian man who returns to India after the death of his adopted mother, seeking to unravel the mystery surrounding his adoption. Naeem Mohaiemen's "United Red Army" unravels hitory; it reconstructs the hijacking of Japan Air Lines flight 472 at the hands of the Japanese Red Army i 1977 and its forced landing in Dhaka Bangladesh. The Festival launches in SF and contines in the South Bay. Visit the website for complete details.
This remarkably diverse fest includes cinema from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UK, Canada and the U.S. Among this year’s 15 eclectic programs: “Voices from the Diaspora,” which embraces the human side of the immigration debate, featuring work by filmmakers living between two cultures; “Indie Narratives,” which explores mental health, sex, gender and social justice issues; and a range of films that emphasizes women’s stories and LBGTQ perspectives.