Upcoming Events

Journey of Making Manto: From the Written Word to the Moving Image with Director Nandita Das

Date:   Monday, March - 04, 2019
Time:   7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location:   Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford School Of Education,
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

Join an evening of presentation and conversation with Director Nandita Das on her recently released film Manto.

The film, Manto(2018), is a story of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man trying to make sense of it all. It follows the life of maverick writer Saadat Hasan Manto and his journey from India to Pakistan following India’s independence from the British Empire and during the Partition (1946-50).

Director Nandita Das has acted in more than 40 feature films in 10 different languages. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a strong advocate for issues of social justice and human rights. Das made her directorial debut with the film Firaaq (2008), and also directed the play Between the Lines (2012) that engages with gender inequalities among the affluent, educated classes in India. She has served as Chairperson of Children’s Film Society of India (2009, 2012) and on the Jury for Cannes Film Festival (2005, 20013).

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Photo Credit: Aditya Varma.

SACHI Excursion to Southern California: Santa Barbara and LA

Date:   Friday, March - 08, 2019
Location:   Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

SACHI Invites You On An Excursion To Southern California to experience The First Major Sri Lankan Art Exhibition In The US, “The Jeweled Isle:  Art From Sri Lanka.” The group visit includes visits to the Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple, Charles and Ray Eames Residence, Norton Simon Museum, and culminating with a guided tour of the Sri Lankan exhibition, with exhibition Curator Bindu Gude at LACMA.

Please see attached PDFs for details. Trip Is Limited To 20 Participants; First Come, First Served.

RSVP: info@sachi.org

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Image Credit. Artist Unknown. Tile with Musicians, late 18th century, opaque watercolor on terracotta, 5 3/4 × 7 1/2 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Marilyn Walter Grounds, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA