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The Desert Fish

Salvation and Redemption: Key Themes of Asian Films at Cinequest 2014

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Now in its 24th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an impressive and eclectic array of independent films from all over the world. Each year,...

Destinations: India | Turkey | Iran | Cambodia | Vietnam | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Adventure | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Ancient History
Goldfish Go Home

Strangers in Strange Lands at Cinequest 2013

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Now in its 23rd year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an eclectic array of independent films from all over the world.

Destinations: India | Japan | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | For Kids | War & Conflict

Jhollywood, India

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Los Angeles has Hollywood, Mumbai has Bollywood -- and then there's Jhollywood, a tiny but enthusiastic film industry in the eastern state of Jharkhand.

Destinations: India
Topics: Performing Arts
Virgin America: Rahul Nath shows off his dance skill

‘I have a long way to go’ says Rahul Nath

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Rahul Nath has his feet firmly rooted to the ground. Flattering comparisons with icons of Bollywood cinema are brushed aside by the star as he says “I have a long way to go”.

Destinations: India
Topics: Culture | Festivals | Performing Arts | Art
Bardsongs

Lost and Found at Cinequest 21

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This year, eight films were available on DVD for pre-screening and review: Bardsongs, Snow, Bi Don't Be Afraid, Living in Seduced Circumstances, Madly in Love, Troublemaker, Raavanan, and Night Fishing with Cormorants.

Destinations: India | Sri Lanka | Japan | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Festivals | Performing Arts
Provoked

Film Review: Provoked

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Based on actual events, Provoked tells the story of Kiranjit, an Indian woman whose marriage to an abusive man leads to tragedy and controversy.

Destinations: India
Topics: People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History
Semshook

Transcending Tragedy at Cinequest 2010

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Now in its 20th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held each year in San Jose, Calif., presents a global smorgasbord of independent films by visionary filmmakers.

Destinations: India | Tibet | Singapore | Uzbekistan
Topics: Culture | People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Art | Ancient History
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

Film Review: Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

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In a lofty mountain palace in 16th century India, two girls, Tara and Maya, grow up together as childhood friends. But Tara is a princess, and Maya is a household servant, and as they mature, their friendship is replaced with romantic rivalry.

Destinations: India
Topics: People | Literature | Performing Arts | Ancient History
Fire

Film Review: Fire

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Dysfunctional doesn't begin to describe the family dynamics in this sexually charged drama written and directed by Deepa Mehta.

Destinations: India
Topics: Culture | People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Traditions
Mississippi Masala

Film Review: Mississippi Masala

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Cultures clash in the Deep South when Mina, a Ugandan-born Indian woman falls for African-American Demetrius Williams.

Destinations: India
Topics: People | Performing Arts | War & Conflict
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