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Film screening: ‘Dear Bradford’ screening and Q&A

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Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Opening: 
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

21 years after the riots that shook the city of Bradford, join us for an exclusive screening of Vivek Vadoliya’s latest documentary, Dear Bradford (2022) - a deep exploration and reflection of a long-misunderstood city and the South Asian community that live within it, through the eyes of protagonist, Farhaan Mumtaz.

From Muslim ‘no-go areas’ to Brexit-voting white nationalists, stereotypes continue to be perpetuated about Bradford 21 years after the 'race riots'. Farhaan was born in the city in the 1980s to a family of south Asian Muslim heritage. From a young age he feared being ‘found out’ and lived a dual existence, moving away from Bradford as soon as he could. He spent years travelling the world and teaching English. But, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Farhaan was reluctantly forced to return to his hometown.

Through his beloved grandma, or 'Amma', and the poetry of his late grandfather, Farhaan learned how to love Bradford – and himself. This is an intergenerational account of one family that tells the story of a place, but also of many other diaspora families across the UK and the world

Directed by Vivek Vadoliya and written by Farhaan Mumtaz, Ravi Amartunga Hitchcock and Vivek Vadoliya, it is the latest in a slate of projects about South Asian identity from Soursop & The Guardian.

This screening will be followed by an informal conversation between Vivek and Farhaan, guided by the Nunnery Gallery.

Free (tickets must be booked to guarantee your place)

Telephone: 
+442089807774
Venue ( Address ): 

181 Bow Road,
London,
E3 2SJ

Bow Arts Trust , London

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