Flames not flowers

Amnesty International, Asha for Education, and Tasveer bring to Seattle:
“WE ARE NOT FLOWERS, WE ARE FLAMES!”
A Photo Exhibition and Special Events Reflecting Upon the Bhopal Chemical Disaster
April 9 – May 5, 2005

Art/Not Gallery (Subterranean Room), 2045 Westlake Ave., Seattle
Viewing Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11-6pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm
Detailed Information at www.tasveer.org/bhopalexhibit.html
24 photographs by Raghu Rai, India’s most distinguished photographer, and Maude Dorr, a Rhode Island artist.
The exhibition tells the story of the tragedy that struck Bhopal, India 20 years ago, when chemicals leaked from the Union-Carbide plant in the center of the city and killed 20,000 people. To this day, people are still suffering in Bhopal and justice has yet to be found.
Special Events
Saturday, April 9 – Opening Night Reception. 7-10pm
Friday, April 22, Earth Day – A poetry/interdisciplinary art night, “Reflections on a Just Earth Day,” with Larry Ebersole and other poets reading their own and Bhopali poetry. Included will be music and more. 7pm.
Saturday, April 23 – “Bhopal: A Search for Justice,” a film produced by Nadeem Uddin, who will be present. 2pm
Saturday, April 30 – “One Night in Bhopal,” a BBC film by Stephen Condie and talk by Dr. Kum Kum Modwel, a former Medical officer at Union-Carbide who resigned before the gas tragedy having warned of safety concerns at the plant. 7pm.
Exhibit and Events Free, donations gladly accepted.
Directions at www.tasveer.org/bhopalexhibit.html
MAKE IT A NIGHT OUT!! Great Films Being Shown Right Down the Street!
Traveling Film South Asia
Throughout the month of April at
911 Media Arts Center 402 9th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
$3-7 per program suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
We are pleased to present the diverse and unifying package of Traveling Film South Asia (TFSA), a set of South Asian documentaries selected in Kathmandu, Nepal to travel around the world.
While many of the films address political, social and economic issues, others highlight the lighter and more pleasant aspects of South Asian life and culture, presenting them in novel and entertaining ways.
Tasveer brings TFSA fused tastefully with post screening discussions, speakers, enticing South Asian food as well as dance and music performances by various Northwest based cultural groups. We are also adding a few documentaries that we believe fit the theme of this collection.
Traveling Film South Asia is organized by Tasveer. It is made possible by Humanities Washington, Amnesty International Puget Sound, and South Asia Center – UW. Films are provided by Himal Association in Katmandu, Nepal.
Complete schedule is at www.tasveer.org/events.html.

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