Saturday August 19th 2017, 4-6:30
Free. The Space. Nottingham Contemporary
Please join us for a screening of two films exploring South Asian sexualities, followed by Q&A discussion with director Jayan Cherian and Dr Rahul Rao (SOAS), chaired by Dr Humaira Saeed (NTU).
Ka Bodyscapes (2016) dir. Jayan Cherian. 1h 39min
Three young people, Haris, a gay painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player and their friend Sia, an activist who refuse to conform to dominant norms of femininity, struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian City.
Poshida: Hidden LGBT Pakistan (2015) dir. F. Fiaz. 25min
Poshida is a groundbreaking independent documentary following LGBT individuals in Pakistan, exploring their history, culture and challenges. The film examines sexuality and gender identities in south Asia and discusses colonialism, religion, class and the influence of US foreign policy.
There will also be an associated performance event after the screening in the Nottingham Contemporary CafeBar. Free and open to all!
Nottingham Premiere: “The Unseen” with Director Perivi Katjavivi in Attendance
2:30pm Wednesday 26 October 2016 CTL P11
Unfolding more like a conversation than a narrative, The Unseen follows the story of three wandering souls as they navigate the emotional and physical realities of post-colonial Namibia. First there is Marcus, an African American actor tasked with portraying one of Namibia’s historical leaders. Seeking authenticity in his craft, he embarks on an earnest research mission to unveil the true history of his character. Then there is Anu, a talented local musician who is having trouble negotiating between his influences and identity. Lastly, there is Sara, a depressed young woman uncertain of whether or not her environment provides anything worth living for.