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Filmmaker Amina Khan to Discuss the Politics of Gender in Pakistan at Purchase College Nov. 5

Date Released: 10/25/2007

Amina Khan, a South Asian filmmaker and Voice of America broadcaster, will give a multimedia presentation on “The Politics of Gender: Zenana-Transgender Communities of Pakistan” at Purchase College, November 5 at 4:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center lobby. The presentation is sponsored by the Gender Studies and Political Science departments. For more information, call 914-251-6601.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Amina Khan is a music broadcaster for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C., and produces the agency’s daily programs for Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. She holds an MFA in film and electronic media from the American University.

An experienced film director and producer, she has worked extensively for Vision, a nonprofit agency that works on social and environmental issues in South Asia, namely Pakistan and India. Ms. Khan has produced several documentaries. Notable among them are Listen to My Voice, which is about marginalized transsexual communities in Lahore, Pakistan; Madhu the Mystic, which explores the gender issues of MSM communities in South Asia; Trafficked, which addresses labor trafficking in South Asia, especially that of children; and Snake Raju, which examines snake conservation in India.