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Indu Vashist

Indu Vashist

Indu Vashist is currently the Executive Director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre). She was born and raised on Coast Salish Territories, on the land of the Quw'utsun peoples, where her community, the Punjabis have been settled for over a century. Drawing from her background, she went on to write her MA thesis,"Between Canadian Racism and Indian Repression: The Air India Bombing and Filmic Representations of Sikh Diasporic Identity in Canada" Prior to working at SAVAC, she had been equally splitting her time between India and Canada. In Canada, she programmed and hosted a weekly South Asian arts and culture radio show. In India, she worked with artist, queer and feminist circles in Bombay and Madras. Specifically, she worked for Bombay-based Queer Nazariya International Film Festival, and Madras-based Marappacchi Theatre Group.


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