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Sharmila Rudrappa, Director BUR 480, Mailcode A2200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6427

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 fol

Our 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.

Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies and SAHELI


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