April 10, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YONI KI BAAT 2012 (inspired by The Vagina Monologues)
Presented by Tasveer in collaboration with the Gardner Center for Asian Arts & Ideas
SEATTLE, WA, April 10, 2012 - Tasveer is proud to present Yoni Ki Baat (inspired by The Vagina Monologues) during the 7th Aaina festival, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, April 20-22. Yoni Ki Baat, directed by Rituja Indapure, is a collection of frank, authentic, bold, and powerful stories that are sourced, written, and narrated by local South Asian women.
This year, Yoni Ki Baat will showcase a wide range of stories with participants from Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and India which will seek to address questions of inequality, shame, sex, gender, abuse and love. These narratives are as much provoking questions and challenges to the audience, as they are reflections of ourselves in the mirror, in the true spirit of Aaina.
A complete schedule of events can be found at www.tasveer.org. Tickets can be purchased through The Seattle Art Museum website http://tasveer.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=90c20328c90873c1ae6085a66&id=2209134a14&e=dc897efa6b
Though Yoni Ki Baat illustrates experiences of South Asian women, we hope to draw a diverse audience since issues discussed are pertinent to women and men from a range of cultural and geographic backgrounds.
Tasveer, “picture” in Hindi/Urdu, is a Washington State registered non-profit community organization that is committed to bringing independent progressive South Asian films and artists to the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.tasveer.org for more information. Aaina is produced by Tasveer in collaboration with the Gardner Center for Asian Arts & Ideas.