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Pratibha Parmar: Asian Artists in Emergence (15*) + ScreenTalk

London Indian Film Festival

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Our second programme of documentaries by legendary filmmaker Pratibha Parmar charts the rise of a new generation of Asian artists in Britain and globally from the mid 1980s to early 90s.

This programme focuses on pioneering artists who broke artistic and cultural boundaries who were shaped by feminist and sexual politics. These films include rare conversations with photographer Sunil Gupta, visual artist Sutapa Biswas and acclaimed writer poet Suniti Namjoshi, who explore their practice and thoughts on contemporary culture. Parmar's free-flowing montage style brings artists and their works together, which in itself creates a sensory discourse.

UK 1986, 1989, 1990 Dir Pratibha Parmar 71 mins


Emergence - 20 mins

Memory Pictures - 24 mins

Flesh & Paper - 27 mins


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