Posted on March 28, 2014
Dinner at Istanblue and a
Movie at Saratoga Film Forum
Sunday, March 30th
Make it a date night!
Saratoga Reads presents View from a Grain of Sand
A film by Meena Nanji USA
Documentary: 58 minutes, 2006
Sunday, March 30 at the Saratoga Film Fourm
Saratoga Springs, NY
Three Afghan women tell how international interventions, war, and the rise of political Islam, has stripped Afghan women of basic rights.
AWARD: Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary Silver Conch, International Documentary Feature 2008
AWARD: Canada International Film Festival Best Documentary 2007
AWARD: Seattle South Asian Festival Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary 2007
Tickets: $5 for Saratoga Film Forum members, $7 non-members
Pre-screening presentation with photojournalist Connie Frisbee Houde begins at 7:30 PM. Houde traveled to Afghanistan five times between 2003-2010 and will share her Afghan images and experiences with the audience.
View From A Grain Of Sand Official Site
Pre-Movie Dinner at Istanblue Mediterranean Cusine
68 Congress St.(Congress Plaza)
Saratoga Springs, NY
Chef Emrah has prepared a Prix Fixe Menu for this event- $35 per person (value $50) includes:
Appetizer platter: hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, pita, stuffed grape leaves
Choice of entrée: Moussaka, chicken or lamb Adana, Vegetable sauté
Choice of Turkish coffee or dessert (Kadayif).
Make reservations 48 hrs prior to event (581-0181), mention and “Saratoga Reads” to get our special Prix Fixe menu.
Please note: Istanblue Restaurant has No liquor license; You may bring your own, corkage fee applies.
Bring book clubs, family, friends and savor foods
from the regions in our documentary.
Posted on February 4, 2013
The exhibition of 34 images is now hanging on the Walls in the Yates gallery. I invite you if you can to visit the Siena College Library to view the work. The invitation and information concerning the show will follow. We had –according to my husband Frank’s count– we had almost 80 people attend. The gallery director, Sergio Sericolo who was a pleasure to work with, noted that they had never had as many people to an opening. So thank you all for coming.
Unfortunately I did not have anyone taking pictures of the reception and gallery talk. I am delighted that I have a SUNY photo journalism class coming for a walk through and a Siena class concerning Arts and activism also coming for a gallery walk through. If you would also like to bring a group for a walk through please contact me and I will help make the necessary arrangements. I do hope that many of you will make it to the exhibit and I would love to hear your comments.
I am very excited about the new work and can see the growth that I have made since my last trip to West Africa. It is a good feeling when I can say that about my own work particularly when I am the most critical viewer.
As always, in gratitude,
Posted on January 12, 2013
On Tuesday I was Interviewed by Ann Parillo on Schenectady Today. This a very short snippet of what is to come in the upcoming exhibition:
More information concerning the exhibit will be in another post.
Posted on August 15, 2012