The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is back for its 12th edition, they have evolved into a hybrid festival.
Their special strand this year is on Great British Asian filmmakers, and they are delighted to honour film people such as Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Amy, Senna), and writer Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, The Buddha of Suburbia).
Watermans will be showing the following films:
Ghar Ka Pata – Sunday 20 June, 4.00 pm
A heartfelt documentary following director Madhulika Jalali as she searches for her identity as a Kashmiri Pandit woman. In the early 90s, six-year-old Madhulika and her family fled Rainawari – a quaint suburb of Srinagar – in response to Kashmir’s separatist insurgency.
Twenty-four years later with no memory of her birthplace, she returns to visit her lost home with her family.
Weaving together impromptu conversations, family anecdotes and stunning footage from the streets of Rainawari where she is welcomed back by her childhood neighbours, Ghar Ka Pata reveals deep and personal connections that go beyond religion and politics.
Mara Pappa Superhero – Saturday 19 June, 6.00 pm
This sweet and charming family film tells the story of a little Gujarati girl’s quest to prove her street vendor father is secretly a superhero. Kanku is a happy-go-lucky kid who is able to find joy and happiness with the small things in life.
One day while playing with her rich friend Kiara, she hears Kiara refer to her father as her superhero.
Eager to understand, Kanku asks Kiara questions, the answers which lead her to believe her street vendor dad is also a superhero. She sets out at any cost to convince everyone of this fact.
Book Tickets: watermans.org.uk
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