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Movies, Memories, Magic celebrates the hybrid cinematic and cultural heritage sculpted by London’s South Asian communities across time and space. This documentary is the culmination of a year-long UK heritage lottery-supported South Asian heritage project – Memories Through Cinema, led by the UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) in collaboration with Queen Mary, University of London. Aiming to celebrate creativity by democratizing arts and in turn excite and inspire the audience in Bangalore, British Council is organizing the screening of the documentary that has been premiered at the Nehru Centre in London as part of the 20th UK Asian Film Festival 2018 as well.
Film screening will be followed by a discussion with the film maker Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram. He is a lecturer in World Cinema at Queen Mary, University of London, and author of India’s New Independent Cinema: Rise of the Hybrid (Routledge, 2016) – the world’s first book on new Indian Indie cinema.
ENTRY : FREE
Date: 20th July, 2018
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: British Council, No. 23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore 560001
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The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.