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Coffee & Allah, Fleeting Beauty, Clean Linen: 3 Short Films and Conversation with Shuchi Kothari


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for 3 short films and conversation with screenwriter, Shuchi Kothari.

  • Coffee & Allah – Coffee & Allah is a film about a young Muslim woman’s appetite for coffee, Islam, and a good game of badminton. (14 minutes)
  • Fleeting Beauty – In the pale, diffused light of an overcast afternoon, an Indian woman traces the spice routes of antiquity on her lover’s back. She tells her story not with ‘objective’ facts and figures, but with the scent of cinnamon, the golden stain of turmeric, and the heat of red chilli. (7 minutes)
  • Clean Linen – While mum and dad work, Raj and his sister Renu stay home during the summer holidays and attend to household chores. But they manage to transform these mundane tasks into fun and amusement, especially after they discover their father’s secret stash of adult videos. (7 minutes)

About Shuchi Kothari

Shuchi Kothari

Shuchi Kothari

Shuchi Kothari is a screenwriter, producer and academic. She writes screenplays for the film industries in New Zealand, USA, and India. She did her Masters and later PhD in Film, Television and Media from the University of Texas at Austin. After completing her doctorate, Shuchi came to New Zealand and joined the Department of Film, Television, and Media Studies at the University of Auckland. She is currently Senior Lecturer at the University. In 1999, she co-founded Nomadz Unlimited, a production company dedicated to fostering provocative projects.

Shuchi’s first feature screenplay Portside Out, won her the James Michener Postgraduate Fellowship in Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. In Texas she was also commissioned to write Paperweight, an adaptation of Bert Kruger Smith’s novel, An Odyssey of Grief, and later, Naked Rain, for Wadia Movietone, New York and Mumbai. Her films have won accolades at various film festivals across the globe. Six Dollar Fifty Man was awarded a special distinction at Cannes Film Festival. Her full legnth feature film Apron Strings was awarded the Bright Ideas Grant from the New Zealand Film Commission and Special Selection at Cannes Film Festival. She wrote the script of Firaaq, a Nandita Das film, which won the Best Film Award (Critics’ Choice) at the Star Screen Awards in India. Firaaq was nominated in the Best Story category by the Star Screen Awards. The film was also nominated for Best Screenplay by the 52nd Annual Filmfare Awards, India.

Date: Wednesday, 26th December, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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