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Punjabi Cinema: Bhaji on the Beach

Fri, May 18 / 7 pm
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
1993, India, 101 min
English and Punjabi with subtitles

Presented in partnership with the Winnipeg-based Kohinoor Collective, formed by Noor Bhangu and Gurpreet Sehra. Through the showcasing of film and video, Kohinoor uses a critical postcolonial lens to examine historical and contemporary topics impacting diasporic communities. The collective aims to grow into a strong network of artists and critical thinkers.

Celebrated British director Gurinder Chadda’s first feature film centers on a busload of Punjabi-British women and a day at the beach in Blackpool. Troubles between the women arise on the topics of feminism, tradition, and modernity set against the backdrop of the persistent, old-world racism of a small British coastal town. Billed as a comedy-drama, Bhaji on the Beach offers everything from nosy aunties and Bollywood mania to interracial relationships and surviving domestic violence.

Reviews

A surprise commercial and critical hit. Bhaji on the Beach's comprehensive success reflects its ability to deal with complex issues in a simple and conventional narrative. In the process, it opens up, with humanity and warmth, the closed world of Asian women.
- Onyekachi Wambu, BFI Screen Online
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Shoot Some 16mm – A 16mm Film Workshop

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. Sept 8, 2018 - 10 AM - 2 PM
Shooting Days: Sept 10 - Oct 19, 2018
Processing Day: Sat. Oct 20 & Sun. Oct 21 - 10 AM - 2 PM
Editing: Oct 22 - Dec 5, 2017
Screening Date: TBD
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2018 Fall Basic Filmmaking Class **SOLD OUT**

October 9, 2018 - November 25, 2018
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Colour Correcting 101: DaVinci Resolve Workshop

WFG Media Lab | Monday October 22 & Thursday October 25 2018 | 7pm - 10pm
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