Brick Lane (2007) picks up on themes of defiant sexuality and secular identities in the face of rising fundamentalismIt focuses on a newly arrived migrant woman from Bangladesh whose nostalgia for home is compounded by an unsatisfactory relationship with her husband. She is driven into an affair with a young man who responds to the racism of white youth in Tower Hamlets by embracing religious fundamentalism.

English and Bengali with English subtitles 

This screening is followed by a panel discussion on Subversion and Dissent and networking drinks in The Stage. 

In association with Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and Feminist Dissent.

4.30pm – 6pm

Chaired by Rushanara Ali MP

Guest speakers: Monica Ali, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Gita Sahgal and Maryam Namazie

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