South Asian Film Festival

The Gap Arts Project 26 November – 9 December 2017

Join us and watch 8 films from South Asia, featuring films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The films engage with a wide range of themes, covering partition, identity, family, environmentalism, asylum, education and more. Food from the respective country will be provided at each event! All screenings are free! For more info:

Sunday 26 November, 7pm
At five in the Afternoon (Afghanistan)
In a devastated Afghanistan post-Taliban, Nogreh is a woman that goes to school without the knowledge of her conservative father who sees blasphemy everywhere. Ultimately, she wants to become the first female President of Afghanistan.
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Monday 27 November, 7pm
Bol (Pakistan)
A religious Muslim family facing financial difficulties caused by too many children and changing times. A lm about gender, social life and family.
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Friday 1 December, 7pm
A River Called Titas (Bangladesh)
A film about the life of fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. The lm captures songs, speech, rituals, and rhythms of a once self-sufficient community and culture swept away.
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Sunday 3 December, 5pm
Milarepa (Bhutan)
A film about the life of the most famous Tibetan tantric yogi, eponymous Milarepa.
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Sunday 3 December, 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.
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Monday 4 December, 7pm
Taxi Tehran (Iran)
Taxi passengers express their views and opinions as film-maker Jafar Panahi drives through the streets of Tehran, Iran.
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Thursday 7 December, 7pm (Date change)
Dheepan (Sri Lanka)
The story of a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
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Saturday 9 December, 5pm – CANCELLED due to emergency
Manakamana (Nepal)
A visually stunning documentary about a group of pilgrims who travel to Nepal to worship at the legendary Manaka-mana temple.
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This event is part of SPARK South Asian Arts Festival