Partition, Patriarchy and the Politics of Memory: film screening and discussion
Saturday 11 November 1.00 pm
Unite the Union, 33-37 Moreland St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8BB
Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) screening and discussion with Humaira Saeed (Nottingham Trent University) and Amrit Wilson (South Asia Solidarity Group)
Including a photo exhibition titled ‘The Uprisings of 1857’ from 12pm.
Khamosh Pani (Dir. Sabiha Sumar, 2003, 101 mins), a film in Punjabi with English sub-titles, is a winner of 14 international awards. Set in a village in Pakistan during the Zia era, it is about the long shadow of Partition on women’s lives.
Today, as the forces which fuelled Partition 70 years ago are once again becoming extremely powerful, we reflect on some contemporary resonances of the film across South Asia, including in India under BJP rule.
Humaira Saeed teaches English Literature at Nottingham Trent University. She is the author of Persisting Partition: Affect, Memory and Trauma in Women’s Narratives of Pakistan (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018), and is beginning work on a new research project tentatively entitled “Exploring Dissident Sexuality in Postcolonial Texts”.
Amrit Wilson is a writer and activist on issues of gender, race and imperialism in Britain and South Asia. She is the author of Finding a Voice (London: Virago, 1978) and Dreams, Questions, Struggles: South Asian Women in Britain (London: Pluto, 2006) and a member of South Asia Solidarity Group.
The exhibition ‘The Uprisings of 1857’ will also be on display from 12.00pm onwards so do join us early if you can! Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. Organised by South Asia Solidarity Group www.southasiasolidarity.org Twitter: @SAsiaSolidarity
Please join our Facebook event page here: South Asia Solidarity Group.
Supported by Unite the Union.
Hear Kalpana Wilson speak on India’s 70th Independence Day on 15 August 2017