Elizabeth Avellán plants seeds of change through Connecther film fest

I love this biographical piece about Elizabeth Avellan, producer and co-owner of Troublemaker Studios. She supports Connecther, a local crowd funding non-profit that supports women’s causes and holds the Girls Impact the World Film Festival once a year. This article was published in the Statesman Austin360 in April 2019.

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SXSW, ‘Big Sick’ show influence of South Asia on the arts in Austin

So happy to announce my first feature in Austin-American Statesman!  I enjoy every minute of the writing experience... It makes me continue to grow as a person.

This article is about the South Asian influence in SXSW.  Interactive, Music and Film - each category had the South Asians and especially Pakistani's taking part and drawing crowds.  A big hit at SXSW was Kumail Nunjiani's The Big Sick.  The film was so well appreciated that it was released on the big screen soon after.  

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