The 2008 South Asian International Film Festival opens tonight at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City with the gala premiere of Nandita Das' "Firaaq." The film is set over a 24-hour period, one month after carnage that took place in Gujarat, India, in 2002. The fest will close on October 28th with "Ramchand Pakistani," a true story, also taking place in 2002, that concerns the accidental crossing of the Pakistan-Indian border during a period of war-like tension between the two countries by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family. Other films screening include "Super 30," "The Pool," "Kissing Cousins," Doormat," "Mohandas," "Little Box of Sweets" and "Mahek." For further information, check out the festival's website. [Peter Knegt]