Shakti and the Early Works of Pratibha Parmar
Award-winning filmmaker, artist and professor Pratibha Parmar joins us for a special screening and panel discussion with Poulomi Desai, Co-founder of Shakti, Kim Mulji and Cary Rajinder Sawhney, LIFF
History is said to be written by the winners, however, powerful narratives from alternative, diverse storytellers also shape our culture. 30 years ago, one of the world’s first South Asian LGBTQ+ activist groups, Shakti, started in London. It paved the way for NAZ Project, which helped ignite the Indian LGBTQ+ movement and a new generation of proud queers. Award-winning filmmaker, artist and professor Pratibha Parmar captured the historic birth of this cross-national community with her pioneering films about early British Asian experience, including the iconic Sari Red, which will be screened alongside Khush, Brimful of Asia, and other groundbreaking South Asian films.
NFT3, BFI Southbank, Sun 25th June, 7.00-9.00 pm
London | BFI Southbank
June 25, 2017 7:00 pm