Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Silk Screen Gala

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Silk Screen Gala

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The Place: The Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, Thursday night.

The Party: The opening night gala for the Silk Screen Film Festival, which runs through Sept. 25 and showcases films from all across Asia. Performers included Art in Motion Middle Eastern Dancers, the Steel Dragon Dance Team and Pinga Ga Pori, an Indian folk dance troupe.

"Asia is in our future," said festival founder Harish Saluja. "These are cultures we need to learn about so that we are not at a disadvantage when working in the global market. It only helps the United States to have people exposed to culture so that they build bridges and not walls." Chairman Dr. Vijay Bahl noted: "We had been doing music from India for years, and we knew something was missing. It was Harish's idea to start this festival, and the rest is history. …

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