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BHAJI ON THE BEACH
April 26 @ 19:30 - 21:10
BHAJI ON THE BEACH screens at Deptford Cinema (26 APR 19:30):
Women in Film SE15 are back at Deptford Cinema as part of the Female Gaze season, exploring films about women and family in film. We are screening five pivotal films by Andrea Arnold, Gurinder Chadha, Julie Dash, Debbie Tucker-Green and Clio Barnard.
Director Gurinder Chadha’s landmark debut feature is the first to be helmed by a British Asian woman. The story concerns a day-trip to Blackpool by a disparate group of Indian women from the Saheli Asian Women’s Group. The group includes battered wife Ginder (Kim Vithana), refusing to stand by her man (much to the chagrin of her elders), unmarried teenage mum-to-be Hashida (Sarita Khajura), shunned by the same elders for her relationship with a black man, and respectable shop assistant Asha (Lalita Ahmed), who escapes into a fantasy world from her drab day-to-day existence when she is charmed by a local playboy thesp. Also along for the day are a middle-class Bombay woman of tasteless glamour and a couple of boy-crazy teenage girls.
Image courtesy of Park Circus/Channel 4