India Rising - At Carco Theater
NOTE: THIS SHOW WILL BE PLAYING AT THE CARCO THEATER
Meet these extraordinary young people, imaginary and real-life, growing up in India: Anu, a bookworm who solves mysteries; Malia, in search of a magic spell to save her hometown from pollution; Ashay, who is struggling to figure out what it means to be a man; and Jayshree, a tribal girl who worked to support her family and now wants to help girls like her go to school. These brave kids and teens will inspire you to make a difference in your world.
The Poem Thief North American premiere
(Asmit Pathare, India, live action, 2014, 20 min) In English and Hindi.
Anu, bullied by her classmates, investigates a mystery with the help of her imaginary friend Detective Sherkhan.
Adventures of Malia Seattle premiere
(Shubhavi Arya, India, animation, 2015, 11:37 min) In English.
In order to save her home from pollution, a girl goes in search of a magical spell and transforms into a mermaid, in this animated film created by a 16-year-old.
Moustache West Coast premiere
(Soumil Shetty, India, live action, 2014, 18:13 min) In English and Hindi.
12-year-old Ashay wakes up one morning to find he has the beginnings of a moustache!
Fire in Our Hearts Seattle premiere
(Jayshree Janu Karpade, India/USA, live action, 2012, 27:31 min) In English.
A riveting collaboration between a professional documentarian and a 16-year-old Warli filmmaker who is fighting for education for tribal girls in India.
Notes to parents: "The Poem Thief" includes a few scenes of bullying, "Moustache" includes kid-friendly discussion of adolescence, and "Fire in Our Hearts" has serious themes of sexism and class-based oppression from a teen's perspective.
Carco Theatre (View)
1717 Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057