Absence|Presence: Retrospections Panel


Desh Pardesh ended in 2001, in large part due to a massive cut in public arts funding. Two decades later, organizers and artists from the festival discuss the impact of the festival and the ways in which we can learn from the success and challenges of running an unapologetic and political arts festival in the city of Toronto.


Anju Gogia, Event Coordinator & Bookseller
Amita Handa, DJ & Radio Host
Sudarshan Durayappah, Artist & Choreographer
Shelly Bahl, Artist, Educator & Curator


Vinita Srivastava, Editor & Producer

13 Nov, 2021 1:00 pm




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Live online Q&A with special guests

Join us in conversation with directors and special guests in attendance! ASL interpretation will be made available thanks to Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services. Ticket holders can watch on the CineSend Reel Asian portal.

November 13, 2020 at 8PM

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