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1:00 pm
Code-Switched - Poster

Code Switched

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

A group of first-generation South Asians in Chicago face the pressures of living double lives between their families and society while chasing their own ambitions in love and the workplace.

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Fresh Blood - Poster

Fresh Blood

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

When a young South Asian girl is forced into the sex trade, she must choose her path to freedom even if it involves a vampire.

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The Survivor - Poster

The Survivor

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Muhommad Muneeb Khan, a survivor of the 2014 Army Public School Massacre, lost his only brother in the heinous attack. "The Survivor," a short documentary, follows Muneeb's inner turmoil, fears, and his individual growth through the post-attack trauma.

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Bad Indians - Poster

Bad Indians

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

It's a Will & Grace meets Catastrophe for first-generation Indian-Americans. Which is to say, it is about a unnerving, codependent friendship but told through a new, diverse viewpoint.

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The Somasundarams - Poster

The Somasundarams

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

A recently married couple in an arranged marriage grow closer to one another during the green card marriage interview.

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3:15 pm
Many Rivers Home - Poster

Many Rivers Home

September 29 @ 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Mixing reflections on aging, mortality and love, Baljit Sangra’s documentary, Many Rivers Home, examines the ties that bind South Asian families in a Lower Mainland seniors’ residence. There is rich human portraiture here, and a depiction of a vibrant ethnic community

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4:30 pm
Machines - Poster

Machines

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

A portrait of daily life of the workers in an Indian textile factory, revealing its beauty as well as its shameful working conditions.

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6:00 pm
Himalayan Refugee - Poster

Himalayan Refugee

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Documentary Short Film on asylum seeking Pakistani Ahmadis currently in Nepal. Ahmadis are a sect of Islam that are deemed Non Muslim by Pakistani Constitution and severe punishment is dolled out to any Ahmadi found posing as a muslim.

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6:45 pm
Knock Knock - Poster

Knock Knock

September 29 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

In a newly opened hotel that subscribes to old fashioned values, an ensemble of unlikely characters – a shady-looking lady, a drug dealer, a rebel, an enthusiastic cop, an existential priest, and a lovey-dovey couple – all converge on an ordinary afternoon.

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The Medicine - Poster

The Medicine

September 29 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

AUSHADH (the medicine)is a story of chemist and his relationship with the patients,who goes through a physical and emotional journey to save a life after an innocent mistake is committed by his subordinate. </a

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Cereal Killer

September 29 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

An afternoon, a disturbed man. What will come of it... a journey that will redefine the term "Monday Blues".

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The Fish Curry - Poster

The Fish Curry

September 29 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Lalit Ghosh, 28, decides to come-out to his Parents. He is in love with a man, his very own room partner, Ashutosh Gautam. He cooks his father’s favorite dish, the traditional fish curry (Maacher Jhol) with great effort. He serves it to his father and confronts his sexuality over the dinner table. Will Lalit’s dad love the delicious fish curry?

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8:15 pm
I See You - Poster

I See You

September 29 @ 8:15 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
AMC Oakbrook Center, 300 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States

"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind", Mahatma Gandhi. The film explores this deep philosophical concept through the eyes of a terrorist. A suicide bomber struggles with his decision on a crowded subway after he meets an innocent child and

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Railway Children - Poster

Railway Children

September 29 @ 8:15 pm - 10:45 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

In India every year an estimated 125000 children runaway from home using the railways for various reasons. While some of them are returned home, the rest survive on platforms enduring a life of abuse, substance abuse, drug abuse, sexual abuse, crime and violence.

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8:30 pm
Newton - Poster

Opening Night Movie: Newton (Q&A with Rajkummar Rao)

September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm CDT
AMC Oakbrook Center, 300 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States

As India, the world’s largest democracy, braces itself for another general election - with 9 million polling booths, more than 800 million voters, and costing nearly $5 billion - Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk finds himself entrusted with a task that appears deceptively simple: conducting elections in a remote village in the jungles of central India.

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