Desi Arts Festival

A Dark Week Event presented by the Harvard College Pakistani Student Association


Loeb Experimental Theater

Wednesday, September 20, 6-8pm
Viewing of “Fire” starring Shabana Azmi

Thursday, September 21, 7-9pm
Swet Shop Boys Listening Party

Friday, September 22, 6-8pm
Viewing of “Four Lions” starring Riz Ahmed*

All events are unticketed and open to the public.


Join the Pakistani Student Association (PSA) at the “Desi Arts Festival” celebrating the work of South Asian artists. Watch “Fire”, a film based off the short story “Lihaf” which faced obscenity charges in the 1940s for depicting a love story between two womyn. Join us for a listening party of South Asian rappers and hip-hop artists like Swet Shop Boys, MIA, Raja Kumari, DIVINE, and more. Start your weekend with a viewing of “Four Lions” starring Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, GIRLS, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).¬†Refreshments will be served!

*Please be aware that the film “Four Lions” contains graphic images, profanity, and violence.

This event is presented as part of the HRDC’s Dark Week series in the Loeb Experimental Theater. This set of events focuses on¬†utilizing times when the Ex would otherwise be empty or “dark,” to highlight art forms not typically seen in a theatrical setting. These wide-ranging events celebrate artistic perspectives that can inform, improve, and influence the theater we create.