Movies, Memories, Magic

Movies, Memories, Magic

Movies, Memories, Magic – Memories Through Cinema | Mon 19 – Fri 23 March, London, 6pm

Movies, Memories, Magic is the culmination of a yearlong heritage project Memories Through Cinema, led by Tongues on Fire and Queen Mary University of London.

The documentary uses multiple perspectives to capture the British Asian experience in relation to cinema. It paints a vibrant picture of how classics such as Mother India and Sholay were screened in renowned cinemas from the alleyways of Brick Lane to the bustling streets of Southall. The documentary is a testament to how the movies help form a distinct cultural identity rooted in both British and South Asian culture. Included is the Memories Through Cinema exhibition which maps the impact of South Asian cinema on culture, fashion, music and politics across the decades.

6pm exhibition and film screening will be followed by a Q&A conversation led by Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram, Queen Mary University of London.

The exhibition will open with an introduction from Dr Jonathan Oates, Borough Archivist, Ealing Borough Council.

Venue: The Nehru Centre, London
Ticket Price: Free

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