Great British Asians
A collection of significant British Asian works curated by the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival.
Now in its 12th year, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is the UK's premier showcase for South Asian films in the UK. Here, the festival selecs a selection of British Asian classics from the BFI National Archive, illustrating the diverse experiences of British Asians and some of the key filmmakers from the community.
Satirical docu-drama based on the shocking fact that virginity tests were carried out by the home office on Asian girls arriving from India and Pakistan between 1971-1979.
Drama199215 mins Location: Westminster
Alnoor Dewshi's clever, charming and illuminating film about two cousins who discuss ideas of culture and history while wandering through London.
Non-Fiction197913 minsSilent Location: Bradford
Passions run high as the Pakistani community in Bradford take to the streets in angry protest against the execution of former Pakistan Prime Minister Ali Bhutto by General Zia.
Non-Fiction19729 minsSilent Location: Bradford
Quite possibly the first Indian concert to be put on in a theatre in Bradford, with striking classical Indian dancing and musical instruments.
Documentary197622 mins Location: Newport/Casnewydd
Iraqi coffee, Welsh songs, the hokey-cokey: ingredients of a multicultural church social, Newport but Yousaf Ali from Pakistan still has to choose to be “western” or “eastern”.