OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Film Group, in collaboration with ARTSwego, presents a free community event with Pakistani filmmaker Ayesha Khan on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St.
We will screen the documentary Ms. Khan produced, Made in Pakistan.
The film focuses on the lives of four young professionals in Pakistan during the state of emergency under President Musharraf in 2007.
The hour-long film, which underscores the misconceptions we in the West too often have about Pakistanis, won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at New York’s South Asian International Film Festival.
During the evening, guests will be able to sample some typical South Asian food as they view the film and discuss it informally.
This event is free but guests are asked to register in advance by contacting [email protected] or calling 312-4581.
Director, producer and actress Ayesha Khan visits Oswego as part of Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet, connecting US audiences with artists from the Muslim world.
ARTSwego, at SUNY Oswego, is one of only five US arts groups chosen to host the 2011-12 Caravanserai season.
The program is an initiative of Arts Midwest, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, South Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.