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 Sudeshna Sathe & Gauri Shringarpure.
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 2017 Team
Tasveer ED & Aaina Lead
Gardner Center & SAAM Liaison
Yoni Ki Baat Directors
Social Media Lead
Gauri Shringarpure/Sudeshna Sathe
Savita Krishnamoorty, Rituja Indapure, Meenakshi Rishi
Devayani Charde, Dinesh Korde, Abhishek Kulkarni
Savita Krishnamoorty, Shuba Iyer
Ananya Rabeya, Sushma Thomas
Seema Bahl, Amber Vora
Sumathi Raghavan, Priya Nair, Devayani Charde
Dinesh Korde @StudioDisha | Abhishek Kulkarni
Seattle University, Priya Nair