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UK: “Brick Lane” - Subversion and Dissent

Friday 12 April 2019, by siawi3


Film Screening and Panel on Subversion and Dissent, Rich Mix

Sat 6 April, 2.15pm | Rich Mix, London

Screening of Brick Lane
Director: Sarah Gavron
Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson and Harvey Virdi
UK, 101 mins, 1985, English and Bengali with English Subtitles

In Association with Southall Black Sisters

Brick Lane picks up on some of these themes of defiant sexuality and secular identities in the face of rising fundamentalism. It focuses on a newly arrived migrant woman from Bangladesh whose nostalgia for home is compounded by an unsatisfactory relationship with her husband. She is driven into an affair with a young man who responds to the racism of white youth in Tower Hamlets by embracing religious fundamentalism.

Followed by a panel discussion on Subversion and Dissent

Chaired by: Samira Ahmed

Guest speakers: Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Geeta Sahgal, Rashmi Varma, Maryam Namazie and Monica Ali.

Venue: Rich Mix, London
Sat 6 April, 2.15pm
Ticket Price: £10.95