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11/2/17 Iffat Fatima’s Blood Leaves Its Trail

Tara Dorabji and shivani narang feature Asian and Asian American filmmakers.

APEX Express interviews directors from the 15th annual 3rd i South Asian Film Festival. In addition hear from independent filmmaker, Iffat Fatima, about her recent documentary: Blood Leaves its Trail, which explores issues of violence and memory in Kashmir. We’ll also be in conversation with scholar and Kashmiri human rights activist, Huma Dar to discuss how she’s been targeted by Twitter and Facebook for exposing human rights violations in Kashmir. Listen here.

Community Calendar

  • US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K Smith will be reading at CCA on November 3. That’s tomorrow. CCA calendar online for more info.
  • Open Mic & Writing Workshop- Afro-House Berkeley, Date: Nov 10th – Poetry writing session will be led by CalSLAM from 4pm-6pm. The writing workshop will draw from the theme of reclamation of blackness and spaces, everyone is welcome to the open mic portion!
  • palestinian youth movement – Building Solidarity against Militarization. Thursday, November 16 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM / East Side Arts Alliance: A Panel on Political Prisoners and Incarceration from Palestine, the US and the Philippines, with Sahar Francis of Addameer (the Palestinian Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association)
  • Fall Events At Eastwind Books of Berkeley:
    • November 18, Saturday 2pm – The Discovery of Ramen: The Asian Hall of Fame – Children’s Story Hour with Oliver Chin
    • November 19, Sunday 3pm – The Chinese Typewriter: A History Book Talk w Author Tom S. Mulley
    • December 9, Saturday 3pm – Book talk featuring Barbara Jane Reyes, Janice Sapigao, and Veronica Montes (co-sponsored by {m}aganda magazine)

 

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9/18/2014 Kashmir: Flooding Under Occupation

Tune into APEX Express on September 18th (kpfa.org or 94.1) for a one hour special on Kashmir: Flooding Under Occupation.

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photos by: Shahid Tantray

After days of rain, Kashmir continues to suffer from one of the worst floods to ever hit the area. The Himalayan region is erupting in protests as relief efforts fail. The flooding hit hardest in Indian-administered Kashmir, which is the most densely militarized land on earth. The water rose across borders, killing over 450 people in the region, according to the BBC. 700,000 villagers were forced to flee their homes. Civilians are organizing ad hoc relief operations, such as the Jammu Kashmir Floods 2014 campaign.

Not only, will we look at how the occupiers have failed to save lives and provide relief, but we’ll delve into Kashmir’s history of occupation and speak with human rights activists and independent journalist about the rising independence movement in Kashmir. Tune in or interviews with Huma Dar, Parvaiz Bukhari, Khurram Parvez, Tahira Begum, and Sahil Tariq. Music by: MC Kash, Ska Vengers, and Naima Shalhoub.

Hosted by Salima Hamirani

APEX Express airs every Thursday night at 7pm



COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Staring on Friday September 19th a film-maker we profiled on Apex Express is launching a new indiegogo campaign for his new documentary on the showgirls of Pakistan, called Zunn:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zunn-showgirls-of-pakistan–2/x/7077415


On Saturday September 20th join Critical Resistance Oakland on September 20 for Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win, a benefit featuring activist CeCe McDonald and acclaimed intellectual Ruthie Wilson Gilmore.

6pm: The Omni Oakland Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland


From Septempber 26th through October 5th – Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), the Bay Area’s hub for Asian Pacific American arts, proudly presents APATURE 2014, a multi-day festival featuring a lineup of some of the most exciting emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area today.
2 weeks, 6 events, 80+ artists.

for tickets and a full lineup visit https://event.sparxo.com/ticket/APAture2014