South Asian Heritage Month

Reclaiming the history and identity of British South Asians - through film.

South Asian Heritage Month runs from mid-July to mid-August every year. It seeks to raise the profile of British South Asian heritage and history in the UK through education, arts, culture and commemoration, with the goal of helping people to better understand the diversity of present-day Britain and improve social cohesion across the country. Here we present a selection of films that enhance understanding about what it means to be South Asian in the modern age, as well as looking to the past to see how Britain became the diverse country it is today.

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Towers of SilenceTowers of Silence

Drama197551 minsDirector: Jamil Dehlavi

Weaving together scenes of Zoroastrian funerary rituals, Jamil Dehlavi's early experimental film juxtaposes traumatic landscapes of sex, death, and faith.

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Immaculate ConceptionImmaculate Conception

Drama1992123 minsDirector: Jamil Dehlavi

A western couple struggling to conceive a child visit a fertility shrine in Karachi and find themselves caught in a world of fantasy and exploitation.

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The Blood of HussainThe Blood of Hussain

Drama1981106 minsDirector: Jamil Dehlavi

Allegorical tale of revolutionary struggle against injustice and oppression which follows the mourning procession for the murdered Hussain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

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