Film

The 11th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival starts October 14 2016.

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Offbeat films, filmmaker panels, South Asian Cuisine and more!

Burmese film star turned political activist Kyaw Thu, who is in Seattle this month promoting a film about his life. (Courtesy photo by Myint Myint Khin Pe)

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Kyaw Thu, leading man of Burmese film, endured decades of blacklisting and imprisonment in one of the world’s toughest military regimes. He's in Seattle this month to share his story.

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Practice your Portuguese and get a taste of the country that's hosting this summer's Olympics with these eight fantastic Brazilian films.

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How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.

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These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.

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Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will not show his film "Cemetery Of Splendor" in Thailand because of heightened censorship after a 2014 coup.

Still from "For Here or To Go?"

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Can a movie change a law? "For Here or To Go?" takes a humorous look at flaws in the high skilled immigration system.

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It's still #OscarSoWhite, with Hollywood changing at a glacial pace, but at the Northwest Film Forum next weekend, the future is already here.

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Seattle Turkish Film Festival, now in its third year, runs through the weekend at Pacific Place in Seattle.

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Food justice in Focus at the Seattle Social justice film festival October 16-17.

Artist Keith Salmon hikes in the Scottish countryside, a key part of his process for creating impressionistic landscape paintings. The painter is profiled in the upcoming film Glen Rosa, by Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton. (Courtesy photo)

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Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton illuminates a visually impaired landscape painter's process in the new film Glen Rosa.

Members of N.W.A. as depicted in the new film 'Straight Outta Compton,' which opened to big audiences and beefed up security at movie theaters last weekend.

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Movie theaters beefed up security for 'Straight Outta Compton,' a reminder that not much has changed since N.W.A.'s heyday. Black lives still matter less than white fear.

Seattle South Asian Film Festival founder Rita Meher. (Photo by Shikha Jain)

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Tasveer's Rita Meher has touched countless lives and made the Northwest a global center for South Asian feminism.

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Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.

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This year, SIFF is a place where the food-obsessed can really let loose. With its Culinary Cinema program, SIFF rolled out 11 films for foodies, including seven international films.

Natnael Moges and Eyobe Alemu play two boys living in the Yesler Terrace housing project in the 1990's in the short film "Hagereseb."

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Two short films playing at SIFF this weekend present the changing face of the Yesler Terrace housing project.

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Tired of Hollywood abusing your favorite genre? Here are five foreign horror film picks playing at SIFF that do it justice.

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“Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” tell parallel stories of fire, violence, bearing witness, and the power of art as activism.

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Learn to laugh in a different language with these global comedies lighting up the screen at SIFF this year.

Sudeshna Sen looks at photos she has taken in the Arboretum in Seattle, Wash. for site development on a future video project. (Photo by Rayna Stackhouse)

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Seattle filmmaker Sudeshna Sen reflects on her feminist influences, as her first short "Julia's Farm" gets released.

(Photo courtesy of Even The Walls)

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As bulldozers raze Yesler Terrace, tenants grapple with losing their community to a rapidly gentrifying city. Even the Walls chronicles their stories.