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GemArts Masala Festival: Topographies - Places and Faces

GemArts Masala Festival: Topographies - Places and Faces

GemArts Masala Festival: Topographies - Places and Faces

Date: Saturday 22nd July
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,
S Shore Rd, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Tickets: £5*booking fee may apply
Box office: Eventbrite / 0191 4404124

From Himalayan mountains to vibrant cities, this programme of short films takes us on a journey through urban and rural landscapes across South Asia, exploring contemporary youth experience, identity, existence and place.
Post-screening discussion with industry contributors.
Suitable for Ages 14+
Running time: 120 minutes
Curated by Sonali Joshi

Director: Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk I Dzongkha with English subtitles I Bhutan 2018 I 15 mins

Change is an ever-present theme in this four-act short which charts the life of Pema from her birth in rural Bhutan to her old age in the 21st century.

Director: Apoorva Satish I Tamil with English subtitles I India/Czech Republic 2020 I 15 mins

An adolescent girl is torn between traditional values and her ambitions for a promising career in competitive swimming.

Director: Rajee Samarasinghe I No dialogue I Sri Lanka 2020 I 15 mins

In a remote Sri Lankan village, a young girl befriends a spirit, in a story that blurs the boundaries between life and death.

Director: Seemab Gul I Urdu with English subtitles I Pakistan 2021 I 20 mins

When a teenage girl shares a sensual dance video with her ‘virtual’ boyfriend, things take a dark turn, in this social commentary on youth, innocence and the digital age within a conservative society.

Presented by GemArts and BALTIC


Nearest Metro: Gateshead

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