Arts Gumbo: Film Screenings

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118
Rainier Arts Center


Film Screenings

Locally made short films from 12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.

Films include:

Hate Seeds: Tarun Seth, 8min, USA, 2017: Hatred spreads faster than one can ever imagine and destroys this beautiful world. Sonia targets an innocent flower to cover up her individual hatred, which turns around back to her in a deadly way.

Code-Switched: Karan Sunil, 15min, USA, 2017: A group of first-generation South Asians in Chicago face the pressures of living double lives between their families and society while chasing their own ambitions in love and the workplace.

Fanny Pack: Uttera Singh,12min, USA, 2016: Fanny Pack is a comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams and a fanny pack-clad Indian father who follows her.

Tainted Freedom: Khenrab Palden, 12min, Tibet-USA, 2016: A former political prisoner from Tibet seeks to start a new life in America but memories of his tainted past continue to haunt him


More About Arts Gumbo

Rainier Arts Center and SEEDArts presents Arts Gumbo 2017: Celebrating Indian and South Asian Arts, a multi-day arts showcase to celebrate Diwali with local artists, musicians, and performers. SEEDArts believes that building cultural understanding between people of diverse backgrounds is best achieved through sharing art, food and celebration. That is the goal of our Arts Gumbo series, now in its 17th year. Arts Gumbo takes place at the Rainier Arts Center (3515 S. Alaska St, 98118) in Columbia City, October 19-21, 2017


In 2017, we celebrate Diwali by exploring contemporary culture of Indian and South Asia. Arts Gumbo kicks off on Thursday, 10/19, with the first Arts Gumbo Book Chat (in partnership with Columbia Branch Library), for a discussion of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid. Books are available at the Columbia City Branch of the Library. On Friday, 10/20,

Arts Gumbo Film Screenings presents locally made short films from the 12th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers.

Arts Gumbo culminates on Saturday, 10/21, from 6-10pm. Entertainment includes: a Bollywood performance by Katrina Ji & Culture Shakti, followed by a dance party for all; a musical journey through India and a contemporary ballet by Pratidhwani; an Indian cooking demonstration; plus art, fashion and cultural displays. A companion exhibit will be on display at the Columbia City Gallery, September 27 – November 12. The exhibit, Dukkha and Liberation, is co-curated by Kamla Kakaria and Romson Regarde Bustillo.