The 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) closed last Sunday with a screening of “The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim” (2015) from first-time director Raghav Murali and starring Bangladeshi-American actor Rashaan Islam, both who were in attendance.
There were accolades for Rucha Humnabadkar’s “For Here or to Go?” (2015). It played to a sold-out crowd on opening night and was awarded the SSAFF Jury Award at Closing Night ceremonies. The SSAFF 2015 Jury, comprising local and international filmmakers, writers, and academics said, “ ‘For Here or to Go?’ explores the immigrant experience from a unique perspective.”
Humnabadkar said: “This recognition is truly humbling. I was overwhelmed with the enthusiastic audience response. Thank you for recognizing the value of strong, original ideas that carry an important message. The SSAFF team welcomed us with open arms and the festival was an inspiring and heartwarming experience.” (end)