Brick Lane (2007) picks up on themes of defiant sexuality and secular identities in the face of rising fundamentalism. It 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.
4.30pm – 6pm
Chaired by Rushanara Ali MP
Guest speakers: Monica Ali, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Gita Sahgal and Maryam Namazie
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