Global Media Makers Short

Film Independent Spotlight Programming

Global Media Makers: The New Wave of South Asian Cinema
Sunday, October 20 – 3:00 pm
MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

The event will begin with a conversation with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, covering how his robust career has helped ignite a new wave of South Asian cinema.

A screening of award-winning short films by 2019 Global Media Makers Fellows will follow the conversation, including a Q&A with the filmmakers from the following shorts: Bebaak (dir. Shazia Iqbal, India); Jaalgedi (dir. Rajesh Prasad Khatri, prod. Min Bahadur Bham, Nepal); Proof (dir. Nishtha Jain, India) and Roqaia (dir. Diana Saqib Jamal, Afghanistan; prod. Arifur Rahman, Bangladesh).

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Roqaia – dir. Diana Saqib Jamal, Afghanistan; prod. Arifur Rahman, Bangladesh

After surviving a suicide bomb attack, 12-year-old Roqaia finds herself in the middle of a media frenzy as she deals with her trauma all by herself.

Global Media Makers is an innovative mentoring initiative and cultural exchange program designed to foster relationships between American and international filmmakers. The program is supported by a partnership with Film Independent and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.