Cinema Truth: East is East (1999)
Thu, April 30, 2009 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Calhoun Hall (CAL), 100
East is East, a fast-moving comedy drama of mixed-race manners, is set in Salford, England in 1970. It centers on the Anglo-Pakistani alliance of the Khan family that is both claustrophobically cohesive and hopelessly dysfunctional. In their over- crowded terrace house, anarchy erupts daily with farcical energy. The Khan children, caught between the traditional dogmatism of their Pakistani father and laissez-faire attitude of their British mother , have a lot of difficulties to folOur goal with this film series is to educate people about Asian/Asian American issues of domestic violence/survivors, show Asian/Asian American females in positive roles, gender issues/cultural issues regarding gender roles (i.e. emphasis on culture, religion, etc), sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
This event is free and open to the public.