Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. This year's festival includes film, visual and performance art, speakers and conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. The spotlight event of Aaina is Yoni Ki Baat, which will be directed by afrose fatima ahmed.
Aaina is produced by Tasveer, whose mission is to curate thought-provoking artistic work of South Asians through films, forums, visual art, and performances that engage and empower the community. Tasveer was founded in March 2002, by two South Asian women Farah & Rita. They both felt the need for creating a platform, to dispel stereotypes of the South Asian community in the mainstream by showing meaningful films and curating thoughtful events. South Asia covers India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Afghanistan.
The Aaina festival is produced by Tasveer registered 501c3 non profit organization.
AAINA 2016 Team
Executive Director & Aaina Director
Gardner Center & SAAM Liaison
Yoni Ki Baat Director
afrose fatima ahmed
Chandana Dixit | Priyadarshini Shome | Satpreet Kahlon
Rita Meher | Ekta Dokania
Kavita Garg | Sushma Thomas
Anju Rao | S Charusheela | Sachi Shenoy | Smita Joshey
Ananya Rabeya | Priya Nair
Ekta Dokania | Aarti Khanna
Jerald Peter Photography
Rituja Indapure (former Aaina Director)