Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video

Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video

The 1990s were a time of significant cultural production within Canada’s South Asian arts communities. Influenced by the 1980s Black Arts Movement in Britain, and in opposition to state-sponsored multiculturalism paradigms in Canada, South Asian became a generous identifier for a variety of communities united by more than geography. Longing and Belonging is loosely structured around themes of diaspora, desire, and identity.

Longing and Belonging is curated by Zool Suleman. Read his essay HERE

Various
Canada
1995-1998
63 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

Part of Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video, this series of shorts includes Surviving Sabu and The Dreams of the Night Cleaners.

Various
Canada
1991-1994
74 minutes
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Part of Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video, this series of shorts includes The Wild Woman in the Woods, Bolo! Bolo!, and Coconut/Cane & Cutlass.

Ali Kazimi
Canada
1997
56 minutes
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Shooting Indians begins with Ali Kazimi, a newly arrived student in Canada, unraveling the hidden history of the land he has chosen as his new home after taking interest in the career of his friend and colleague, Iroquois photographer Jeffrey Thomas.