For a long time, stereotypical representations of Desis in popular culture have propagated prejudice. It is time to take charge of how the Desi community is represented.
Desicember is dedicated to providing a platform for young adults to contribute to the dialogue that artists like Kumail Nanjiani, Hari Kondabolu,Mindy Kailing, Hasan Minhaj, among other, have started; to be inspired and encouraged to rethink, reshape and rewrite rigid perceptions; to uplift the American Desi community; and to end the year on a spirited note by engaging in a series of film/television screenings; panel discussions; creating, writing and acting workshops through the month of December!
The festival will culminate into a 3 day publishing party to showcase films, scripts, characters etc. created by the participants during the duration of Desicember.