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Begana: Musing on Queer South Asian Stories

Rooted in Glasgow

Fri 14 October 2022

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Two women look at each other affectionately.

Nina's Heavenly Delights

We're delighted to present two screenings curated by our Associate Film Programmer Neha Apsara. Apsara's programme Begana: Musing on Queer South Asian Stories will present rarely-screened films exploring queer South Asian life and identity. The programme's screenings will be Rooted in Glasgow and Diasporicity.

You can read an interview with Neha Apsara in our upcoming Autumn/Winter publication.


Bhangra Jig (Pratibha Parmar, 1990)

Nina's Heavenly Delights (Pratibha Parmar, 2006)

Bhangra Jig

A young South Asian woman walks through the city of Glasgow, reflecting on the colonial opulence around her in what was once the largest city in the British Empire. This short film disrupts dominant notions of European culture and offers a new perspective of what constitutes national cultures and identities.

Nina’s Heavenly Delights

Told through the eyes of Nina Shah, a young Scottish South Asian woman on a quest to save her deceased father’s restaurant. A surprising love story combining both Scottish humour and Bollywood spectacle, this quintessentially Glaswegian film will definitely warm your heart and make you chuckle.

CCA Annex

All films will be available to watch online alongside the live events on CCA Annex and for a couple of days after.




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6:30pm — 8:30pm

Doors open: 6:15pm




Free but ticketed


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Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Hearing loop

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