Pratibha Parmar: Asian Artists in Emergence

Director: Pratibha Parmar

Run time: 71 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15

Language: English | Year: 1986, 1989, 1990 | Country:


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, with 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 Sunita 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.

Emergence | 1986 | 20 mins
Memory Pictures | 1989 | 24 mins
Flesh & Paper | 1990 | 27 mins