My Great Journey | Tue 20 March, 6pm, London
Creators: Mile End Community Project
Cast: Isman Ali Hersi, Bibi Fawzia Cassim, Mohammed Jamil, Samarun Nessa, Amir Uddin Ahmed
UK, 8 mins, 2017, English
My Great Journey captures the migration story of some of the first generation immigrants who moved to Tower Hamlets. This short film gives compelling and inspiring insight into the elders’ experiences and their resilient attitudes. As well as highlighting the challenges they faced, the film teaches us about the many acts of kindness they received from their community that helped to make Tower Hamlets feel like home.
6pm includes the screening of Shalom Bollywood followed by Q&A discussion with the film’s director Nurull Islam and Gil Toffell – author of Jews, Cinema and Public Life in Interwar Britain and Prof. Rosie Thomas, Co-Director of the India Media Centre, University of Westminster and author of Bombay Before Bollywood: Film City Fantasies.
Queen Mary University of London,
Mile End Campus Drapers’ Lecture Theatre (Geography Building)
Ticket Price: Free