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New Brit-Asian Shorts (15) + ScreenTalk

London Indian Film Festival

A still from Tasbeeh, two young men at the wheel and in the passenger seat of a car

Support your local filmmaker! A chance to see the work of exciting and diverse emerging filmmakers from across the UK. 

From award-winning dramas to insightful docs, we see a rarely presented slice of life of Asian Britain today. Expect a discussion with young filmmakers on stage.

Check out the programme below. 

This screening has been locally classified.

Please note that this film programme contains scenes some viewers may find distressing, including descriptions of racist abuse.


51 States
In an all to possible future, a Sikh wife and mother risks execution in the fight to be reunited with her family
Dir Cass Virdee  15 min

Press Key 5
When lockdown restrictions leave Ayesha unable to interpret in person, she must deliver life changing news over the phone everyday. 
Dir Lipa Hussain 10 min

Catch a Butcher
In a 19th Century Indian maternity ward, a nurse’s first night on the job descends into terror when Anglo-Indian babies go missing. 
Dir Cassiah Joski-Jethi 13 min

Two young British Pakistani men reunite in their deprived Northern town only to realise they now live very different lives.
Dir Iqbal Mohammed 12 min

Boots on Ground
An autobiographical account of a second generation British South Asian women's experiences with the police, racism and violence in London.
Dir Kiran Kaur Brar 9 min

Kitchen Tales
Newly Indian immigrants to the UK navigate 40 years of marriage through the food they make and the meals they share as their family grows and their love struggles to survive.
Dir Jane Moriarty 23 min

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Barbican Cinema 2