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New Brit-Asian Shorts + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Rita Goes Viral, dir. Rajinder Kaur Kochar

LIFF is delighted to be showcasing the exciting work of the next generation of British Asian writers and directors with this sparkling selection of short films. From documentaries exploring the role of South Asian women in the NHS, to young girls finding freedom through skateboarding, there’s something here for everyone. The screening will be followed by a lively discussion with filmmakers. 


Rita Goes Viral
Dir: Rajinder Kaur Kochar
13 mins | English

When 18-year-old Rita is involved in a sex tape scandal, her mother Sonali and grandmother Sushila are forced to confront their own hidden sex lives.

Same Same?
Dir: Leah Rustomjee
12 mins | English, Gujarati with English subtitles

Invited to a Besna ceremony by their Indian Parsi relatives, mixed heritage twin sisters Maya and Lila must navigate and confront their differences.

Dir: Sara David
16 mins | English

Four first-generation Indian women living in Britain, who have been working for the NHS since the early 2000s, reunite over a shared meal to reminisce upon their decades-long friendship and careers

So Long, Farewell
Dir: Rehan Mudannayake
13 mins | English

A riveting family drama about a British-Sri Lankan man forced to choose between pursuing his dream and taking care of his elderly grandmother, who brought him up.

Dir: Billy Dosanjh
19 mins | English

‘Lumbu’, which means ‘tall one’ in Punjabi, reckons with his father's secrets in a bid to save his family. Set in the summer of 1994 in Sandwell, in the West Midlands.

Skater Uktis
Dir: Mehek Azmahtulla
7 mins

A joyous glimpse into skateboarding through the eyes of a global Muslim girls’ skate crew as they find their feet through faith and sisterhood, and tenderly redefine what it means to be a 'skater’.

Dir: Sanjoli Malani
23 mins | Hindi with English subtitles

A grieving wife takes an unexpected journey away from her home and family in search of solace.

09:00 pm
Sat, 29 Jun 2024
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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