Admission : General Admission: $25
Student (age 5-22): $15
Child (4 and under): Free
Senior Citizen (65+): $20
Exclusive Table of 10: $200
HAF's 15th Anniversary Tampa Gala
Join us for HAF's 15th Anniversary Tampa Gala
featuring two female Hindu American trailblazers!
Find The Shakti Within You
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 10:00pm
Place: Hindu Temple of Florida at Tampa, Temple Community Hall, 5509 Lynn Rd, Tampa FL 33624
Host Committee: Adeeti Joshi, Nikhil Joshi, Nainan Desai, Kunal Jain, Ramesh Kolli, Haren Mehta, Sase Persaud, Dipa Shah
Shalini Kantayya is a William J. Fulbright Scholar, a Sundance Documentary Film Fellow, a TED Fellow, and a finalist for the ABC Disney | DGA Directing Program. Her debut feature film, Catching the Sun, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was named a New York Times Critics' Pick. The film released globally on Netflix on Earth Day 2016 with Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio, and was nominated for the Environmental Media Association Award for Best Documentary. Kantayya finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on Fox's On the Lot, a show by Steven Spielberg in search of Hollywood's next great director. Kantayya recently directed an episode for the National Geographic series Breakthrough. Broadcast June 2017 with Executive Producer Ron Howard, the series profiles trailblazing scientists who will transform our future.
Damyanti Gupta, born in 1942 in a small city in Sindh and living the life of a refugee for a decade, this trailblazer became the first woman to attend her engineering college in India, first in her family to come to America, first woman to graduate with a master's degree in engineering at Oklahoma State University, and, most famously, the first female engineer at the Ford Motor Company. Residing in Fort Myers, Florida, it's no wonder she was named Time's 100 First Women and is HAF's 2018 Pride of the Community Award recipient.