Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Beyond Bollywood + Q&A

Wednesday 15th May, 2024

The Mockingbird Cinema - Screen 1 | 17:30 - 19:30

Perceptions of South Asian cinema continue to be shaped by the commercial output of Mumbai.

However, beyond Bollywood is a whole world of independent and experimental filmmaking that offers great diversity of voices, including female talent. Film historian and BCU professor Valentina Vitali has been working with a number of partners across the region to present here a selection of award-winning short films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Myanmar.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Shunn Lei Swe Yee and Saw Eh Doh Poe, from Myanmar.

Films

My Grandfather's House
Dir: Shunn Lei Swe Yee, Myanmar 2013, 14 mins

Makhfi: The Hidden One
Dir: Prachee Bajania, India 2018, 19 mins

20 Continuous Shots Followed by Siddhartha 
Dir: Abid Hossain Khan, Bangladesh 2016, 20 mins

Reserved
Dir: Bani Abidi, Pakistan 2006, 10 mins, single channel version

Roqaia
Dir: Diana Saqeb Jamal, Afghanistan 2019, 11 mins

Limbo
Dir: Saw Eh Doh Poe, Myanmar 2018, 5 mins

MBKD – Garam Anday
Dir: Anam Abbas, 2018, Pakistan, 3 mins

This event has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Doors: 17:15
Screening starts: 17:30

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