Begana: Musing on Queer South Asian Stories
Rooted in Glasgow
Fri 14 October 2022
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)
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.
All films will be available to watch online alongside the live events on CCA Annex and for a couple of days after.
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Doors open: 6:15pm
Free but ticketed