UK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Thu 21-Fri 22 Feb, 7.30pm | Harrow Arts Centre, London

In order to be independent and break free from the conservative society, four women sets on a journey to discover freedom and happiness.
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Provoked

Provoked

Sat 30 March, 11.45am | Rich Mix, London

Inspired by the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, Jag Mundhra’s Provoked tells the tale of a battered wife pushed to the ultimate act of defiance.
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Burning an Illusion & Panel Discussion

Burning an Illusion & Panel Discussion

Sat 30 March, 2.20pm | Rich Mix, London

A ground-breaking film by Menelik Shabazz, based in Thatcher’s Britain which overshadowed the birth of Southall Black Sisters.
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Chegu: UK Premiere followed by Q&A

Chegu: UK Premiere followed by Q&A

Sun 31 March, 1.45pm | Rich Mix, London

A fanciful teenager orphan of an Indian boy is seen wearing a t-shirt with Che Guevara print. An ardent follower of Che Guevara, Mansoor is pilloried by his stylish visage and firmly believes him to be a rock star.
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Karuppu Durai: UK Premiere followed by Q&A

Karuppu Durai: UK Premiere followed by Q&A

Tue 2 April, 5.45pm | Rich Mix, London

Karuppu Durai, an 80-year-old man, bedridden for three months in a coma, suddenly wakes up one fine day to overhear his family planning to kill him by performing an ancient euthanasia ritual.
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Victor’s History: UK Premiere followed by Q&A

Victor’s History: UK Premiere followed by Q&A

Thu 4 April, 6.15pm | Rich Mix, London

Vic hires Dorian and Zuhair – a bullheaded documentary filmmaker; and a mild-mannered cameraman—to immortalize his personal hero and role model, his late father.
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My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

Sat 6 April, 11.45am | Rich Mix, London

The rise of religious fundamentalism in the 1980s, partly as the result of the failure of anti-racist politics in the UK, represented a serious setback to the nascent growth of women’s freedoms in the Asian community.
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Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Sat 6 April, 2.15pm | Rich Mix, London

Brick Lane picks up on some of these themes of defiant sexuality and secular identities in the face of rising fundamentalism.
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