Parramasala will showcase dynamic South Asian cinema as part of the vibrant independent film program presented over three days of this year’s festival.

From Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November at Parramatta Riverside Theatres, South Asian Film in Focus features rich filmmaking from nine countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Africa, Holland, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Australia.

South Asian Film in Focus kicks off with the world premiere of Sunshine and Shade, directed by Australian filmmaker, Ana Tiwary. The documentary explores the myriad issues facing Indian students in Australia – good and bad, black and white and the many shades of grey. This screening on Friday 9 November is followed by a panel discussion.

South Asian Film in Focus showcases an eclectic mix of the extraordinary cinematic offerings that come from South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. There are a number of must see films premiering in Australia at the festival and you can only see them at Parramasala,” says Ravi.

Highlights include a twisted love story, Once Upon a Time (Sri Lanka), Shuttlecock Boys (India) an inspiring film that follows the journey of four friends with a shared passion and Noor (Pakistan) which featured at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.


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