2) Parvez and I are proud to announce the Jury Prize and India Premiere of A Jihad for Love at the Tri-Continental Film Festival – a primary platform for human rights cinema from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Delhi Chief Minister Delhi Sheila Dikshit presented Director/Producer Sharma with the Festival Award last night at a ceremony at Delhi's Habitat Centre and we had an extraordinary screening of 400 people – Muslims, Hindus, and others – with intense dialogue and debate and a powerful homecoming for Parvez to his city, Delhi. Parvez and I will attend the Bombay Premiere with a Q & A next Saturday. Please feel free to pass along any people you suggest we meet in India. See Parvez's blog on Delhi at http://www.ajihadforlove.blogspot.com/
Also see Parvez's Huffington Post on The Martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto
To support the outreach work of A Jihad for Love in South Asia and beyond, creating critical dialogue around issues of gender and sexuality and resources for individuals, families and communities, please visit http://hartleyfoundation.org/jihad-for-love.
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I will also be on a panel at the Berlin Talent Campus called "Sense and Sensibilities: Documentaries for the Big Screen."
We would love to meet any people you suggest in Berlin.
4) We are proud to announce a US theatrical deal with First Run Features for A Jihad for Love which will kick off at The IFC Center in New York in May. See the Variety article on the acquisition deal at variety.com.
5) Off to Australia! The Australian Premiere of A Jihad for Love will take place in Sydney during the Mardi Gras Film Festival. We do not really know people in Sydney so definitely are happy to connect with anyone there especially for Mardi Gras.
Premiere on Thursday, February 21st, 7:30 PM, Palace Academy Twin
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