Archive for October, 2007

Upcoming Events in October 2007

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

An Evening with Khalid Ahmad: Readings and Conversation

khalid.jpgJoin us at T2F for an entertaining evening with Khalid Ahmad, who will read from his favorite works of Urdu poetry and prose.

Khalid Ahmad has a degree in theatre from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and teaches at the National Academy of Performing Arts. Khalid has been a theatre and television producer, writer, actor and director for several years.

Date: Sunday, 21st October 2007

Cinema for Change: Bindiya Chamkay Gi

Join us at T2F for a screening of Bindiya Chamkay Gi, a short documentary-narrative about Bindiya, an outspoken member of the Khwaja Siraa (Hijra) community in Karachi. The film traces a day in her life and talks about the legal, social, and cultural challenges that her community faces in present-day Pakistan.

Ragni Kidvai, the Director/Producer and Bindiya will be present during the screening and the Q&A session.

Date: Saturday, 27th October 2007

In Their Own Voice: Salman Kureshi & Shireen Haroun

Join us at T2F for an evening of English poetry renditions by Salman Kureshi and Shireen Haroun.

Salman Kureshi is an accomplished English language Pakistani poet. A marketing consultant by profession, Salman’s works have been published by the Oxford University Press. He has also edited several anthologies of poetry.

Shireen Haroun’s is a multi-dimensional personality. She has practiced law, taught ballet and is currently teaching students the joys of English Literature. Published by the Pakistan Academy of Letters and the Alhamra Literary Review, her poetry is both simple and thought provoking.

Date: Sunday, 28th October 2007

Upcoming Events (2nd Oct – 7th Oct 2007)

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Tuesday 2nd October – Faiz: Aaj Kay Naam
Join us for a screening of the ETeam’s labour of love – an internationally acclaimed interactive CD-ROM that captures the myriad facets of the revolutionary poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Zaheer Kidvai, the author of the CD-ROM, will present excerpts and highlights and talk about plans for version 2.0.

Wednesday 3rd October – Musadiq Sanwal: Raw & Unplugged
Musadiq Sanwal is a poet, musician, film-maker and journalist based in London. He has an astoundingly beautiful voice and finds instruments utterly distracting. Join us at T2F for a session of powerful, haunting renditions of folk, sufiaana kalaam, bhaktee sangeet, and ghazals.

Saturday 6th October – Compelling Conversations 1
Call to Action
Muneer Malik (Head of the Supreme Court Bar Association) has announced a nation-wide strike call to protest law-enforcement/police brutality against civil society, the lawyers, and the media.

Is this form of protest meaningful in the 21st century? If so, how do we participate? If not, what are the alternatives? How can we ignite a movement to reclaim our rights? This is not about “If not Musharraf, then who?” This is about registering a strong protest and expressing outrage against ongoing crimes inflicted upon civil society and the media.

We would really like to hear sane voices with ideas about how to mobilize using technology, social networking tools, text messaging, design, and the energy of the young and not so jaded. And you know what, being apathetic is so last century. Show up and let’s talk.