Why everyone should watch it: It's a funny, quirky film about an Indian girl who is obsessed with playing soccer. No kidding! This also happens to be the movie that catapulted Knightley onto the world stage.
Enter the world of Kash and Shabs, two brothers who own a supercar workshop in Essex. Some of the biggest Asian influencers talk openly about their identities on and off-line. Mahtab Hussain's portraits explore the changing identities of British Asian men and women.
A yub Khan-Din was in his first year at drama school in Salford when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Khan-Din, the mixed-race son of a Pakistani Muslim father and a white Catholic mother, found that each time he came home, another slab of his mother's memory had disappeared. The past, with all its stories, was slipping into the void, and Khan-Din became determined to try to preserve his parents' history and his own experience of growing up.
At a time of significant change, UK Asian Film Festival marks its 21st anniversary with a curation inspired by the theme of Revolution. Historically known as Tongues on Fire and then London Asian Film Festival, the festival is also synonymous with championing South Asian feminist films and supporting pioneering, female artists and auteurs. Honouring Revolution through the vehicle of South Asian Cinema, UK Asian Film Festival looks at the MeToo movement gathering momentum in the Indian and Pakistani film industries and the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the repeal of Section in India last year.
British Asian films have become a defining part of society in the UK. British Asian films are known for their raw, witty and unglamorous take on life. The themes pull on the strings of lifestyle led by those who migrated to Britain from the sub-continent.
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Lumping together filmmakers of any kind within a single cultural grouping is fraught with difficulty, so the term 'British-Asian' may, for example, fail to recognise individual artistic voices such as those British-Asian filmmakers who are not making Asian-themed films. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify a notion of British Asian film, and these films do often have Asian themes and may be seen to share a number of features, including relatively low budgets. It is clear that, over the last twenty years, attitudes in Britain towards Asian cultures have shifted, as has the taste of mainstream audiences for Asian-themed films such as East is East and Bend It Like Beckham
British Asian films are known for showing the reality of British Asians, rather than stereotypical characters you would see in an English film or TV programme. The films have the ability to portray the characters in a true light, and combine the dryness of British humour and the raw Asian culture. The film follows British Asian teenager, Jess, who is from a typical Punjabi family, and is obsessed with football and David Beckham. The film was definitely one that a lot of British Asians could relate to, and is still a classic you can watch over and over again.
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Discover a rich history reaching back over a century as we celebrate South Asian communities and culture across Britain. From local news to feature film, through home movies and TV documentaries, this collection showcases South Asian Britons in front of and behind the camera. The contribution of colonial troops is illuminated through the earliest newsreels, while hardhitting current affairs programmes highlight the struggles faced in the s, s and beyond.