Thursday, May 8, 2008

Silkscreen Film Fest starts Friday

The third annual Silkscreen Asian American Film Festival kicks off Friday and runs through the 18th with a total of 25 films. All the films are from Asian countries. Many of the films are from India but Festival Director Harish Saluja says there are also films from Japan, China, Iran, Singapore and several other countries. Saluja says the goal of the fest is to promote cross culture awareness and understanding. He says while Asian countries are playing bigger rolls in the US economy and people from Asian are becoming part of our every day life, many of us know very little about the various cultures. He thinks watching their films will help. In the last three years the festival has grown into a year round celebration of the arts but the film fest is still the focus.

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