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Date/Time: 19/05/2005 12:00 am

Asian Cinevision, 3rd I-NY, The Singh Foundation, and
Shobak.org present a special fundraiser screening of:
(2003; 77 min.; color & b/w)
Directed by Vivek Bald; Produced by Claire Shanley & Vivek Bald
Featuring Asian Dub Foundation, State of Bengal, Fun^Da^Mental,
and many others….
Including post-screening discussion
and Q&A with very special guest
SAM ZAMAN aka State of Bengal
and Mutiny director VIVEK BALD
7pm @ The ImaginAsian Theater
239 East 59th Street (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
Subway: 4,5,6 to 59th St,/Lexington;
or F to Lexington Avenue / 63 St.
$20 per ticket – seating is limited so be sure to get your ticket in
Tickets are available at the ImaginAsian Box Office at 239 E. 59th St.
or online at:
$30 Combo Ticket – Screening + Gig
Your ticket-stub from the screening will also get you a discounted
admission of only $10 to a unique club event later Thursday night
featuring DJ sets from State of Bengal (UK), Visionary Underground
(UK), and Dhamaal Soundsystem (SF), presented by Dhamaal and Freek
Factory – gig info below. If you want to make sure to get into both
the screening and gig, you can purchse a $30 advance combo ticket from
The ImaginAsian box office or online through their ticketing system
*Screening proceeds to go to the SINGH Foundation’s Mutiny Finishing Fund*
More info on the fundraising effort:
About the Film
“An astounding documentary ignited by an incendiary soundtrack.”
— Melbourne International Film Festival
“Great fun – a journey through some of the most historic moments of
the diasporic musical movement.”
— Gurinder Chadha, Bend it Like Beckham
Combining music documentary and social documentary, MUTINY: Asians
Storm British Music charts the meteoric rise of South Asian music in
1990s Britain, focusing particularly on the decades of cultural
cross-pollination and political struggle that led up to that historic
moment. Shot independently on digital video over the course of seven
years, MUTINY features Asian Dub Foundation, State of Bengal,
Fun^Da^Mental, DJ Ritu and a host of other British musicians of
Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent, presenting these artists
and their music at extreme close range. More info:
A Call for Your Support
After years of independently funding and producing the documentary
Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, we are at a crucial stage. While
Mutiny is completed, there are still significant financial hurdles to
getting the film into theatrical and DVD distribution. These include
the securing of commercial licenses for music and archival footage as
well as color-correction and a final sound edit.
Join us as we kick off a fundraising effort with a special screening
of Mutiny followed by a discussion and Q&A with one of the film’s
central artists, SAM ZAMAN aka State of Bengal and the film’s
director, VIVEK BALD. State of Bengal is one of the true pioneers of
British South Asian music, with twenty years of production behind him,
including the groundbreaking tracks “Flight IC 408” and “Chittagong
Chill” from 1997’s Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground, as well as
full-length albums, Visual Audio (1999), Walking On (1999 w/Ananda
Shankar) and Tana Tani (2004 w/Paban Das Baul).
Make a Tax-Deductible Donation: You can also make a separate
tax-deductible donation of any amount to the Mutiny Finishing Fund
administered by The SINGH Foundation, a registered not-for-profit
organization which supports South Asian filmmakers, scholars and
community organizations. Donations can be made online through PayPal
or mailed in by check. For details on the full fundraising effort, go
to: http://www.mutinysounds.com/film/fundraising/
Asian Cinevision: http://www.asiancinevision.org | 3rd I-NY:
SINGH Foundation: http://www.singhfoundation.org/ | Shobak.org:
*State of Bengal, V.U. & Dhamaal Gig After the Screening*
Your ticket stub from the May 19 screening will also get you
discounted admission to SubSwara, a club event brought to
you by Dhamaal and Freek Factory featuring DJ sets from:
and special guests
@ Crash Mansion
199 Bowery (at Spring St.)
Doors: 10pm | Admission: $12 before 11pm, $15 afterward
Only $10 if you present your ticket-stub from the screening
Buy a $30 advance combo ticket to ensure you get into both the screening
and the gig – available at the ImaginAsian box office or online at:
Dhamaal Gig Info: http://www.dhamaalsf.com/mailer/subswara/info.html