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Begana: Musing on Queer South Asian Stories

We’re delighted to present two screenings curated by our Associate Film Programmer Neha Apsara. Begana: Musing on Queer South Asian Stories will present rarely-screened films exploring queer South Asian life, identity and joy.

The programme’s screenings will be Rooted in Glasgow and Diasporicity. Check back on the 14th and 22nd of October at 6pm for the live online events. The films will be available to watch online for a couple of days.

The Diasporicity event includes an exclusive interview between Neha Apsara and artist Michelle Mohabeer alongside further reading from the Journal for the Study of Indentureship and its Legacies in relation to Mohabeer’s film Queer Coolie-tudes.

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


5 October 2022



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Pratibha Parmar


Michelle Mohabeer

Supported By

Film Hub Scotland
BFI Film Audience Network
Screen Scotland

Queerness is very much rooted in the identity of the Indian subcontinent. Through scriptures such as the Kama Sutra, Mahabharata, and Artha-sastra. To the carvings of queer scenes all over temples throughout South Asia alongside the queer Urdu poetry known as Rekhti and Rekhta. This freedom of expression of sexuality and gender all changed with […]

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