Reel Asian joins the party at Bollywood Monster Mashup to bring you free outdoor film screenings in Mississauga!
The Bollywood Monster Film Shorts, curated by Reel Asian, proudly co-presents two stellar short films that have made their way through the festival circuit. Canadian animator Alisi Telengut’s award-winning film Tears of Inge takes its roots from an ancient nomadic story. In My Dear Americans, director Arpita Kumar presents a new immigrant couple’s experience with the Fourth of July festivities, and their touching take on embracing their new American identity.
Tears of Inge also screened at Reel Asian last year in the Rewind, Pause, Play shorts programme.
Bollywood Monster Mashup is the largest South Asian festival in Canada. The 5th annual event is back bigger and better than ever, with special events leading up to monstrous FREE Bollywood shows at Mississauga Celebration Square on August 7-8. This year includes special Pan American fusion acts, a bigger KidZone, dance lessons, mouth-watering food and our Bollywood headliner flown in straight from Mumbai!
More information here.
SYNOPSIS: Based on a Mongolian nomadic story, the animation takes place after a camel mother abandons her child after a painful birth. The entire stop-motion work was created on a single ark of paper, with oil pastels. Winner of Best Short Film at the 24th Stockholm Film Festival. TEASER
MY DEAR AMERICANS
Director Arpita Kumar
Saturday, August 8th | Bollywood Monster Film Shorts begin at 2:00pm
Mississauga Celebration Square (300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga)
SYNOPSIS: A recent immigrant to the U.S, Tejpreet is reluctant to embrace her new American identity. In contrast, her husband celebrates everything that mildly emanates America. On America’s most patriotic holiday, the fourth of July, they have a threatening racist encounter that crushes the Sikh man’s enthusiastic spirit. Witnessing her husband’s devastation, Tejpreet makes a choice against hate and turns the situation around, if only momentarily. TEASER