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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!

Free entry!

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

At five in the Afternoon  (Afghanistan) 

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  

Bol (Pakistan) 

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 River Called Titas (Bangladesh) 


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

Milarepa (Bhutan)

A film about the life of the most famous Tibetan tantric yogi, eponymous Milarepa

Sunday 3rd, 7pm

Aligarh (India)


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 Tehran (Iran)


Taxi passengers express their views and opinions as filmmaker Jafar Panahi drives through the streets of Tehran, Iran.

Friday 8th, 7pm

Dheepan (Sri Lanka)


The  story of a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris




Saturday 9th, 5pm

Manakamana (Nepal)

A visually stunning documentary about a group of pilgrims who travel to Nepal to  worship at the legendary Manakamana temple.






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