Tag Archives: India

07/24/2014 – Documentary Film Makers in South Asia


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This week we feature two documentary film makers from South Asia creating media about social outliers, and social justice issues.

First we have a LIVE call in all the way from Mumbai : Anand Patwardhan is a documentary film maker based in India who’s films focus on themes such as the nuclear arms race, the treatment of dalits, and patriarchy and religion. Today he joins us on the phone to talk about media consolidation in India and how it affects our ability to disseminate information and critique the government.

Then, we’ll hear from an interview with director Saad Khan about his new movie about LGBT Pakistanis, called “Hide And Seek” and we also hear about his new upcoming project on Pakistani showgirls, that is, women on the stage and in theater.

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Hosted by Salima Hamirani

6/26/14 Grace Lee Boggs Spotlight and a discussion on a disturbing report issued by the Indian Government


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On tonight’s show we spotlight the inspiring Grace Lee Boggs’ life and work through a new documentary, “American Revolutionary,” about this amazing legend.

In the second half, we look at the Indian state and its new tactics to be a surveillance state through a discussion with two Indian activists Xonzoi Borbora and Dolly Kikon, about a newly issued report by the Indian Intelligence Bureau, that clamps down on freedom of speech and any form of public resistance.

3/28/13 Labor Issues, Legacy of Partitioning, and Bambu!

Terry Valen with NAFCON and FCC

Terry Valen with NAFCON and FCC

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Tonight we have Terry Valen, president of NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns) and director of the Filipino Community Center in San Francisco to talk about the struggle of migrant Filipino oil workers in New Orleans and the results of a fact-finding mission that was done there in February.

Emcee Bambu

Emcee Bambu

Also, Apex crew member Tara Dorabji brings us an exclusive interview with Pakistani author Bapsi Sidhwa, sharing with us the legacy of the 1947 partitioning of India.

And last but not least, L.A Filipino Hip Hop artist BAMBU joins us to reflect about his last decade in music and talk about his new work.

Community Calendar

Saturday March 30th 6pm
LAND IS LIFE: Communities Resisting Dispossession and Colonization Commemorating Palestinian Land Day

Dance, Poetry, and Speakers from different communities resisting occupation worldwide
The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street
San Francisco, CA

Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30 in SF
Bindlestiff Studio presents the World Premiere of Jeffrey Lo’s
A KIND OF SAD LOVE STORY

Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th Street
TICKETS: http://sadlovestory.brownpapertickets.com/

Saturday April 13, 3-6pm
Poetry Reading: Brynn Saito, Pireeni Sundaralingam, and Debbie Yee

Eastwind Books
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley

Friday, May 31
KSW Runway: Celebrate Your Body
This alternative fashion show/underground concert/expo showcasing local APA talent in fashion, music, and art and celebrates bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages, abilities, genders, colors, and ethnicities. The event is a fundraiser for Kearny Street Workshop.

SOMArts Cultural Center: 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

12/27/12 Year in Review

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Happy Holidays from the APEX Express Collective.

Contributor R.J. Lozada compiles different stories from the bay, the country, and around the globe. Every month, a moment, a story-either read on your facebook feed, heard in your conversations, or viewed on broadcast. You’re invited to tune in, and a take an hour to reflect on 2012.

11/18/10 Environmental Justice Show

Tune in for an environmental justice special show. We bring you the voice of Medha Patkar, leading environmental activist from India, who heads the Narmada Bachao Andolan, a major people’s and environmental justice movement that has been fighting for the rights of the displaced indigenous people of Adivasis in west India. Also, two local bay area residents Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh discuss their experience of a year of no flying. They traveled around the world to over a dozen countries across land and water exploring why the aviation industry is bad for climate change!

Plus community calendar and more!

6/17/10 APIs at the US Social Forum, Shakti Resource Center, and AID


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This week on APEX, Aniruddhan Vasudevan, LGBTQ activist and founder of The Shakti Resource Center in Chennai, India talks to us about organizing public dialogue around issues of gender and sexuality in India and about Shakti’s upcoming cultural program “Nirangal” or “Colors.”

Tammy Bang Luu, senior organizer and co-coordinator of National School for Strategic Organizing, talks to us about API community involvement at USSF 2010 being held in Detroit.

Finally, we talk to organizers from Association for India’s Development (AID) and their upcoming fundraiser.

4/8/10 Art in Storefronts Chinatown and Women Making Airwaves for Peace in Mysore, India

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Luis Cancel, the director of cultural affairs at the San Francisco Arts Commission, and Abby Chen, program director at the Chinese Culture Center join us to discuss the soon-to-be-launched “Art in Storefronts” program in Chinatown. This program will bring art installations to vacant storefronts and started last year in four neighborhoods around San Francisco: Central Market, the Tenderloin, Bayview, and the Mission districts.

Also, we speak with Preeti Mangala Shekar from Apex Express about her experience and reflections on a recent community radio camp held in Mysore, India. This camp was a training forum for women in community radio in various countries in Asia-Pacific including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Fiji, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.