[nyfoil-l] 3rdi NY presents NY Premiere of Continuous Journey 3/19
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3rd I NY presents
Kick-Off of "Continuous Journey" tour sponsored by Chingari: Desi Youth
NY Premiere of Continuous Journey
A feature documentary by Ali Kazmi
**Winner, Second Place- Audience Award and Honorable Mention for Best
Director, Hot Docs 2004.**
Director in Attendance!
Saturday March 19th - 5pm and 7pm
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A); F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker
$9 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members
Advance tix available online at www.thirdi.org/~ny
Producer/Director: Ali Kazimi
87 minutes 2004, Canada
Continuous Journey is a complex tale of hope, despair, treachery and
tragedy. It is a revealing Canadian story with global ramifications set in a
time when the British Empire seemed omnipresent and its subjects were
restless and seeking self-determination.
In 1914, the Komagata Maru, a vessel with 376 immigrants from British India,
became the first ship carrying migrants to be turned away by Canada. The
consequences were felt throughout the British Empire as several hundreds of
Indians from Canada returned home to join an armed struggle against the
British, that would later be brutally crushed by the colonial authorities..
More than a history film, "Continuous Journey," is a provocative, moving and
multilayered film essay that interweaves photographs, newsreels, home movies
and official documents to unravel a complex and little-known story. By
examining the global context and repercussions of a Canadian event,
Continuous Journey challenges us to reflect on contemporary events, and
raises critical questions about how the past shapes the present.
**Winner, Second Place- Audience Award and Honourable Mention for Best
Director, Hot Docs 2004.**
Produced in association with TVOntario with the generous support of The
South Asian Heritage Foundation and with financial assistance from:
The Canada Council for the Arts The Ontario Arts Council, The Canadian
Independent Film and Video Fund, & The Toronto Arts Council.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Ali Kazimi is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker based in Toronto,
Canada. Born and raised in India, Ali began his career as a self-taught
still photographer. He arrived in Canada in 1983, on a scholarship to study
film production at York University.
Kazimi¹s films include: Some Kind of Arrangement (1998); Passage from India
(1997); Shooting Indians (1997); and Narmada: A Valley Rises (1994). His
films have screened on the international festival circuit, and have been
broadcast on CBC Newsworld, TVOntario, Vision TV, Channel 4 in the U.K., and
PBS among others.
Kazimi is currently compelelting a documentary for the CBC.
In January 2005, Continuous Journey opened theatrically to critical acclaim
in the Canadian media and premiered in the US at the San Francisco Int'l.
Asian American Film Festival.
For more info please visit: http://www.socialdoc.net
Continuous Journey Tour continues at:
March 21, 2005 :: Carnegie Mellon University
March 22, 2005 :: Swarthmore College
March 24, 2005 :: Wesleyan University
More Sites Upcoming!
For more info visit www.chingari.org
Chingari (meaning "spark") is a forum for discussion, reflection and action
on social, political and cultural issues concerning the South Asian
diasporic experience in North America.
Chingari equallys value the rich histories and diversity within the peoples
of the diaspora and support democratic ideals and social justice in all
Chingari's goal is to foster positive social change and they invite anyone
excited by the possibilities of such a forum to join.
3rd I New York events are made possible in part through public funds
>From The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Fund for
Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization
Program administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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