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Omar Biabani



Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Last Visit: 06 Jan 2008
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Location: Boston, MA
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:19 pm    Post subject: Event Ideas Reply with quote

Guys,

Lets brainstorm some innovative event ideas that can bring ADP both fame and fortune. Put on your thinking hat and think how we can attract and excite the public simultaneously. Having talks and concerts is one thing but we need to come up with new ideas that will set us apart from the rest of the organizations. Think dynamic, innovative and creative.


Here is what i have been thinking about.

1) How about we invite a desi stand up comedian to Boston. Russell Peters is one name that comes to mind. Check out his clips at

http://www.hahaha.com/comedy_tour/artists.aspx?l=en-ca&id=2

I know there is another desi (probably pakistani) guy from Toronto but Iam forgetting his name.


2) Another idea is to ask our volunteer base, especially students, to design a theatrical play, full of humor and social messages. We can attract writers, performers, coordinators etc etc. This is also something that students will find exciting. We can make use of the fact that there are tons of schools in Boston which we can use to come up with an 'ADP Production'. If done the right way, this may even become a trademark play for ADP which we can then show at different universities/venues.

Iam just thinking out loud here. What do you guys think ?
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Omar Biabani



Joined: 28 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:03 pm    Post subject: Short Films Reply with quote

Film Festival
Another idea which we have been thinking about is to have a "Movie Month" or a "Movie Weekend" where ADP can show short/independant films - mostly related to development/social issues but occasionally out of the blue fun stuff. I believe if we do some good research we can come up with excellent movies that can be shown on a regular basis. Some interesting sites i found are listed below

http://www.karachikamera.com/

http://www.wahindia.com/videoondemand.asp

http://www.karafilmfest.com/currentkara_films.shtml

check out the short - documentries - features on the above website

http://www.sharmeenobaidfilms.com/

http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=4105

Type pakistan in the "keyword search box" above

http://www.matteela.com/pastfilms.htm
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Natasha Waliany



Joined: 08 Feb 2005
Last Visit: 18 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Film Festival Reply with quote

Guys,

I think we should really start planning a sizable ADP event, since planning these events takes time and if we start now we might be able to pull something together before/during the summer. I think the film festival idea is excellent because Boston doesn't get exposed to Pakistani films much, and plus we have already done some groundwork for this (Nadia and I have been in touch with some Pakistani directors previously). I'm happy to start looking into this if we agree to it, unless we have some other major event planned.

-Natasha
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