I have returned from a very short trip to Patna, Bihar, India (where my family is from). While there, I had been busy with a family wedding and also shooting film footage for my upcoming mini-documentary. I wanted to let you guys know that I've decided to make a mini-documentary, which is a mix of a personal memoir and documentary. It's yet untitled, but it's basically about my identity as a Deaf Indian, and about meeting other Deaf Indians, both in Patna, India and in the U.S.A. I want to explore the aspects of audism, racism, xenophobia, deaf pride, Indian pride, and the mixing of two cultures / two worlds in our everyday lives. So, I've shot a lot of footage in India, and I still have some more work to do here in USA.
I'm very excited to be working on this mini-doc, and I hope you guys will look forward to watching this when it comes out in a few months!
I'm happy to say that my website has gotten a new makeover. Hopefully it's much easier to navigate and get a better sense of my works and to understand my accomplishments and my dreams for the future. I hope everyone enjoys my new website! As always, thank you for visiting my website, and I appreciate your support! I look forward to another new year and doing a lot of new projects. See you soon.
Urdustan is finally out. It is available for purchase on LULU only--you will NOT find this anywhere else online, not even Amazon. Urdustan is available in PRINT only, and it costs less than $10. It is a collection of short stories. Jean-Marc Lederman, based in Brussels, was kind enough to write up a review/article of my book. You can read it here.
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Thanks to Eight Cuts Gallery in the UK for putting me on the short-list for the Chris Al-Aswad Award. I'm honored to be nominated for the award alongside other great nominees such as Hip Hop Gives Back and The Sad Red Earth.
Please visit the shortlist to see who else have been nominated for the Chris Al-Aswad Award.
Please check out who's contributing to the Chris Al-Aswad Award.
Find out about Chris Al-Aswad (who founded Escape Into Life) and why the award has been established in his memory.