South Asian Film Festival
Various Dates between 26 November - 9 December
(see more details below)
As part of Birmingham's Year of South Asian Arts The GAP is running a South Asian Film Festival, showing films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These films engage with a wide range of themes, covering partition, identity, family, environmentalism, asylum, education and more.
Food from each country will be provided at each screening!
We have limited seating at The GAP so if you want to come along to a film please click attending on eventbrite so we can best accommodate!
You can see more details for the specific film by clicking onto Events --> November / December and selecting the individual film from the list!
Sunday 26th, 7pm
In a devastated Afghanistan post-Taliban, Nogreh is a woman that goes to a school without the knowledge of her conservative father who sees blasphemy everywhere. Ultimately, she wants to become the first female President of Afghanistan
Monday 27th, 7pm
A religious Muslim family facing financial difficulties caused by too many children and changing times. A courageous monumental film about gender and social life in Pakistan.
Friday 1st, 7pm
A film on the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. The film captures the songs, speech, rituals, and rhythms of a once self-sufficient community and culture swept away
Sunday 3rd, 5pm
A film about the life of the most famous Tibetan tantric yogi, eponymous Milarepa
Sunday 3rd, 7pm
Based on the real life incident of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, A university professor at Aligarh Muslim University, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation.
Mon 4th, 7pm
Taxi passengers express their views and opinions as filmmaker Jafar Panahi drives through the streets of Tehran, Iran.
Friday 8th, 7pm
The story of a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris
Saturday 9th, 5pm
A visually stunning documentary about a group of pilgrims who travel to Nepal to worship at the legendary Manakamana temple.