Tasveer South Asian Film Festival 2017
Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (Oct. 6–15) is the largest South Asian film festival in the world. Seeking to provide a counterpoint to the images and stories prevalent in mainstream South Asia and Bollywood, the festival encourages an atmosphere of thoughtful dialogue and creative inquiry, where filmmakers and audiences engage in lively discussions, forums, and other collaborative interactive formats. In 2017, the festival will screen 58 films and welcome 3000 attendees over 11 days, in 5 cities.
While Nepal is the festival focus for 2017 and the festival theme is #WeBelong, TSAFF 2017 will include films – shorts, experimental films, documentaries, and narratives of any length – on themes related to South Asia in its entirety: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the various diasporas across the world. Films with a focus on issues of human rights and social justice will be a highlight of the festival again this year.