South Asian Film Festival 2023 - Love Camden

Rituals & Ruptures – a selection of South Asian films and Q&A

South Asian film Other Cinemas South Asian Heritage Month 2023

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Rituals & Ruptures is a day of film exhibition exploring the rituals that bring South Asian communities together and the ruptures these communities face alone. Curated by Other Cinemas for South Asian Heritage month, the films will be exhibited at P21 gallery. Rooted between silences and storytelling, the films touch on the spiritual search for retreat and the often harsh facts of reality. This tension between retreat and reality is something all the filmmakers grapple with in different ways and resolution is not always forthcoming. Moving between fiction, documentary and experimental works, the exhibition is interested in the different ways to make sense of the world and our place in it.

The exhibition will conclude with a discussion at 6pm exploring rituals and ruptures with a particular focus on how faith and spirituality are represented on screen. The panel will include exhibiting artists and will be led by Raheela Suleman, who will be joined by Zubeda Mir and Jamal Mehmood. To reserve a free ticket to the discussion please click here.

The programme features the work of:

Raheela Suleman

Imran Perretta

Zubeda Mir

Jamal Mehmood

Sohrab Hura

Dechen Roder

Abinash Bikram Shah

Rajee Samarasinghe

Turab Shah and Arwa Aburawa


P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD


Sunday 30 July

11AM to 8PM


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