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1947 Archive

1947 Archive

Voices of Partition

presented by 12G and 1947 Partition Archive

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6-830pm

Midnight on August 14/15, 1947, marks the independence of India from the British Raj, but along with independence came the Partition in which two new nations, India and Pakistan, were carved out of British India. The Parition led to the greatest movement of people in human history. Over 14 million people were displaced from their homes and two million died. The effects of the partition are still felt and live on in people's memories.
Join us as we explore the 1947 Partition via storytelling by witnesses sharing their stories, with Guneeta Singh Bhalla, founder of 1947 Partition Archive.
For more information on 1947 Partition Archive, click here

1947 Archive

Ruby Chishti

Fabric Sculpture Workshop | Animal-making with Ruby Chishti

Saturday, April 16 at 11 AM - 1 PM

Children can have great fun and delight in making soft animal sculptures which also help them to develop their intellect and imagination as well as sewing skills. Cloth is easy to work with and requires practically no tools other than a pair of scissors, needle and thread. Cloth animals have a basic simplicity and charm, which sets them apart from other manufactured toys as they carry human warmth in them. Even though most hand sewn cloth animals lack sophistication and realism but they capture the spirit of the particular animal.

All materials will be provided for this workshop.
$30.00 per child
Ages: 8yrs to 12yrs
Minimum # of students: 10

Rubaiyat Hossain

Rubaiyat Hossain

Film Screening

Under Construction by Rubaiyat Hossain

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 4-7pm

Hosted by Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Post screening Q&A with Wazhmah Osman, Jacqueline Sadashige and Rubaiyat Hossain

Rubaiyat Hossain's 2nd feature film about a woman struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh.

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