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a special screening of

A film by Tariq Tapa

March 1-10, 2011

Followed by a post-screening discussion between
Tariq Tapa and Aseem Chhabra.

Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street,
(bet 6th Ave and Varick St), NYC

Zero Bridge

Nominee for Venice Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards
and Gotham Independent Film Awards

"ZERO BRIDGE is a surprise from start to finish
and it will move even those with hearts of stone.”
– Julien Welter, ARTÉ-TV France

Aseem Chambra, Festival Director of the New York Indian Film Festival, and
Board Member for the South Asian Journalists Association, will moderate a
Q&A with filmmaker Tariq Tapa following the 6pm showing on February 19 .

Tickets available online starting Feb. 9 at

Film Forum is located at 209 West Houston Street, between 6th Ave and Varick St.

In the tradition of hard-hitting neo-realist filmmaking comes the debut feature of Tariq Tapa, a US-born filmmaker of Kashmiri/Jewish-American descent. Having spent his childhood summers in India-controlled Kashmir with his father’s family, he was committed to making a film of quotidian life, far from Bollywood fantasies and Western
news reports of terrorism: Dilawar is a teenage pickpocket whose escape plans are complicated when he develops an uneasy alliance with a woman (herself fleeing an arranged marriage) whose passport he has stolen. ZERO BRIDGE is a story of two young people's struggle to retain their humanity, despite poverty, the traditional culture into which they’ve been born, and the fatalism, sexism and casual cruelty of their families.
- Karen Cooper, The Film Forum
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