“TASVEER, ‘picture’ in Hindi/Urdu, is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based organization that is committed to bringing independent progressive films from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora to the Pacific Northwest.
We provide an alternative to the commercial films of South Asia. Many people only know about Bollywood but we explore the vast film expressions that come out of South Asia – experimental shorts films, political documentaries, narrative art films from the subcontinent, indy narratives by Diaspora, classic silent films, music videos, and more. Whether aspiring or a veteran, we support all independent filmmakers working with South Asian themes. By screening independent films, we engage the community in dialogue and action around sociopolitical and cultural themes that are specific to South Asia – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet.”