Archive for May, 2011

“I Am” – A Film by Sonali Gulati

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Sunday, 5th June 2011 | 6:30 pm

I AmI Am chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was, until recently, a criminal and punishable offense.

Director, Sonali Gulati will join us via Skype, after the screening, for a Q&A session.

Director’s Note

“I hope that the film strikes a chord for both queer and straight people and helps engage in dialogue between communities, generations, and cultures. The fairly dominant Americentric debate on gay and lesbian rights in the US needs the often-ignored racial and ethnic minority perspective. The stories might be Indian, but its universal themes of familial relationships, issues around tolerance, understanding and acceptance of diversity within families, makes I Am a compelling film that is accessible to all audiences”.

Running Time: 71 minutes
Writer/Director: Sonali Gulati
Editor: Anupama Chandra
Composer: Jen Schwartz

Date: Sunday, 5th June, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


First Fridays @ T2F

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

3rd June, 2011 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F on the first Friday of every month for impromptu, acoustic jam sessions.

FF@T2F is a platform for emerging musicians to perform, improvise and experiment in an informal setting. If you love to make music, come and play. If you love listening to music, come and listen.

You don’t need to pre-register. Just show up with your voice, your instruments, and your ears.

First Fridays

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Date: Friday, 3rd June 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Philosophy 101: Is Morality in the Eye of the Beholder?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Saturday, 28th May 2011 | 7:00 pm

Gilbert HarmanWhat is morality? How do we decide that some actions are morally right and others not? Are there really any absolute moral truths, independent of who is doing the thinking? Or are our morals solely based on our backgrounds, cultures and social beliefs? Can it be true that what is right for me isn’t necessarily right for you?

There are numerous ethical theories within the philosophical realm that aim to answer these questions. One such theory is called “Moral Relativism” – the idea that there is no universal morality and that our morals are relative to our cultures and social beliefs.

Join us at T2F as Shajia Sarfraz Haroon introduces Meta Ethics in a Philosophy 101 session on Gilbert Harman’s theory of Moral Relativism. A popular advocate of this theory, Gilbert Harman is a contemporary American philosopher, currently teaching at Princeton University. He has published widely on ethics, epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophies of language and mind.

Shajia Sarfraz Haroon is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a double major in Philosophy and Human Biology.

Date: Saturday, 28th May, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Exploring Lines: An Exhibition of Pen and Ink Works by Samina Raza

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Opening Date: Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:00 pm

Exploring Lines is a series of pen and ink drawings that evolved from an exploration of color that morphed into dots, dashes, and lines, driven by Samina Raza’s love for insects and the tailor’s dummy.

Exploring Lines

Samina Raza started drawing when she was 9 years old. She drew on everything she could get her hands on, from cardboard boxes to her school uniforms and frocks. Her first watercolor painting was a beaver which was displayed in an art exhibition at the Convent of Jesus & Mary in Murree. Samina is incredibly inquisitive … light, movement, and the unusual in nature urge her to explore and express herself.

“Samina Raza is an exceptionally skilled artist. Her paintings, mostly water colour and mixed media represent life, dreams, stories, fantasies and realities. The colours are extremely fresh and almost alive, the drawings so detailed and resolved. Samina’s work truly represents her great history and her eclectic choices”. The News


Opening Date and Time: Thursday, 26th May, 2011 | 7:00 pm
Closing Date: Saturday, 4th June, 2011
Gallery Hours: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm – Daily
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F | Faraar
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Travelling Film South Asia 2011

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Friday, 20th May 2011 to Sunday, 22nd May 2011

Join us at T2F for 3 days of documentary film screenings from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan

The 12 touring documentaries of Travelling Film South Asia are outstanding examples of non-fiction productions of the last three years from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. They have been selected from the 35 documentaries screened in the competitive section of Film South Asia ’09, the ‘mother festival’, held in Kathmandu in September 2009. The selection has been carried out in consultation with FSA ’09’s three-member jury, chaired by Chennai-based cultural critic Sadanand Menon.

Friday, 20th May 2011 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, 21st May 2011 | 4:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Sunday, 22nd May 2011 | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Download the Screening Schedule

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Dates: Friday, 20th May, 2011 to Sunday, 22nd May 2011
Minimum Donation: Rs. 100 per day
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Bags for BLISS: Design for Social Change

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Saturday 14th May to Sunday 15th May, 2011 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a talk on design as a tool for social change and an exhibition of beautiful, embroidered handbags that keep underprivileged girls in school.

Saba Gul - BlissSaba Gul is an MIT-educated engineer turned social entrepreneur. She is excited by business solutions to poverty and is passionate about female empowerment. She has worked in Sri Lanka and Ethiopia on grassroots development, and has recently moved back to Lahore, where she is working full-time on BLISS.


On Saturday 14th May, at 6:30 pm, Saba will give an interactive talk on using design as a tool for social change and poverty alleviation, including footage from the community of Turkmen refugees with whom BLISS works.


BLISS (Business & Life Skills School) is a social enterprise that combines education and skills training for underprivileged girls. Through a one-hour skills class that results in marketable products, BLISS gives the girls a monthly stipend that allows an alternative to working full-time. The condition is that they must also enroll in regular English, Urdu, and Math classes offered by the school. It’s a win-win situation – the girls learn a new skill, earn money, and get an education. Instead of relying on continued charity, BLISS sustains its operations through the sale of its handbags.

This weekend, BLISS will launch Sozankaar, their first collection of handbags. ‘Sozankaar’ means ‘skilled with the needle’ in Dari. The handbags are designed by NCA-graduate Maryam Tahir Khan, and are an ode to the revival of the age-old Turkmen tradition of embroidery. The exhibition will run on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Bags for Bliss

Read more about BLISS at http://bagsforbliss.org or http://facebook.com/bagsforbliss

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, 14th May, 2011 to Sunday, 15th May, 2011
Exhibition Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk by Saba Gul: Saturday, 14th May, 2011 | 6:30 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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