Silk Screen to kick off with Amu on Opening Night

PosterA few days ago I mentioned that I was helping out on a great new event in Pittsburgh, the Silk Screen Film Festival. Well we’ve finally got a list of movies that are planned for the festival, and they look pretty impressive. Opening up is a film called Amu. The story-line is one of a young adopted woman who returns to her native India to find her past, and stumbles into the dark secrets of her childhood. She was a young child who was orphaned during the anti-Sikh riots that convulsed across India soon after Indira Gandhi was assassinated (1984). It was a particularly dark time in Modern Indian history, one that still sparks powerful emotions, especially amongst the Sikh diaspora. I’m looking forward to the screening of Amu and the rest of the excellent selection of films that the festival committee has gathered for Silk Screen.