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[*] [*] Junky Punky Girlz
 a film by
 Nisha Ganatra
 new york university


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in San Jose, California

KTEH Public TV in San Jose, California will be screening Junky Punky Girlz on Monday, March 22, at 10:00PM.
This film is scheduled about half-way into the hour.
Be sure to watch it if you can!

Junky Punky Girlz

A short, humorous film!

One afternoon in the life of a young woman from the East Village in New York City...

With the help of two of her friends, she goes to get her nose pierced.

This simple act leads her to examine her feelings regarding her traditional Indian Heritage -- what this heritage means to her, when her daily life is immersed in things American...

Mix in a shopkeeper who only speaks Hindi, her concerned Indian mother, a couple of nose-rings, a filet-o-fish -- and you get -- Junky Punky Girlz!

The People

The Cast
Reena Benjamin is Anita.
Cindy Cohen is Mindy.
Shauna Croom is Dara.

The Filmmakers
Nisha Ganatra has Written and Directed this film.


Junky Punky Girlz, has won extraordinary recognition, garnering many awards including: NYU's prestigious Graduate Fellowship and PBS's In The Life's Grand Prize for Outstanding Short Films of 1997.

This film is now touring throughout the United Kingdom with the British Film Institute's Best of the Festival summer tour and has recently completed a USA tour with Cinevision's Best of the Fest short films.

Over 25 National and International Film Festivals have selected Junky Punky Girlz. Several exhibitions, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. have also shown Junky Punky Girlz.

Most recently, the 1st Annual New York Women's Film Festival presented Nisha with the Max Factor Filmmaker Award.

Screenings          (updated: August 1997)

Current Screenings:
New York City: at the Urban World Film Festival from 20-24 Aug '97. I think Junky Punky Girlz is scheduled for Sunday 24 Aug, in a slot from 1:30-4:30PM.

The film Junky Punky Girlz is in Black & White, and is 12 minutes in duration.

It is currently playing at many film festivals, all over US, Canada, and UK.

In early April 1997, it will play at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

In May 1997, it will be screened at the National Gallery of Canada, and in Los Angeles at the Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Junky Punky Girlz will tour this summer (1997) through 20 cities in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales.

This film was shown at Asian CineVision's 19th Asian American International Film Festival in New York City, July 1996, and it continues to be shown by ACV at various colleges and universities in the US.

There have been other screenings all over the US, by various film organisations.

For information on ACV, contact ACV at 32 E Broadway 4th Floor, New York, NY, USA. Their phone number is +1 (212) 925-8685.

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Stills from Junky Punky Girlz

[[looking in mirror]] [[in the Indian shop]]

[[on the phone with mom]] [[just pierced her nose]]

[[all three of them, laughing in the mirror]]

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