film screening: A WOMAN AMONG WARLORDS

This Saturday, 7/30, the Fuckin’ Loudest Asians! Film Club continues!

The FLA! Film Club will meet three more times this summer in NYC over fuckin’ delicious lunches to learn about key figures and organizations in revolutionary Asian and Asian American history, focusing mainly on women. We will discuss films, music, and readings with the goal of gradually involving ourselves in some badass collective struggle.

The next few sessions will take place on these weekends at 1pm: July 30th, August 6th and 21st. Mark your calendars!

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Saturday, July 30th, 1-4PM

We will message you the new location in Astoria if you email back that you’re interested in attending.

We will be watching “A Woman Among Warlords”, a documentary on an Afghani female activist and member of the Parliament, Malalai Joya, and her bold and defiant journey in condemning homegrown “warlords” while criticizing foreign interventions/occupations.

Please read the intro “Dust in the Eyes of the World” to her book “A Woman Among Warlords” before you come: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114207995

Also, here are some links to supplemental readings if you have time (and motivation):

* Asia Foundation’s A Survey of the Afghan People, 2010. Reading suggestion, “Executive Summary” section- http://asiafoundation.org/resources/pdfs/Afghanistanin2010survey.pdf

* Cultural Orientation Project’s History of the Afghans. Reading suggestion, “The Modernization of Afghanistan” onwards- http://www.cal.org/co/afghan/ahist.html

* Guardian’s UN horrified by surge in opium trade in Helmand, 2007. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/aug/28/afghanis​tan.drugstrade1

There will be FREE FOOD! RSVP as soon as you can.

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Upcoming film: AOKI

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