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Screening: East Is East

  • Location : Transmission Gallery
  • Date : Saturday, 13 October
  • Time : 2.30 - 4pm
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To complement current exhibition COCO!NUTS! by Rabiya Choudhry, a free accompanying programme of films which have influenced the artist will be screened downstairs at Transmission Gallery.

East Is East (1999) is set in 70s Salford and reflects the lives of Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan, his white wife Ella and their seven children. George wants to raise his children as devout Muslims, but things go wrong when his eldest son Nazir flees his arranged marriage midway through the ceremony. Undeterred, George plans a marriage for his son Tariq but when Tariq discovers what is happening he rebels against his father, and the future of the family is plunged into doubt.

COCO!NUTS! accompanying film programme supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by BFI and Creative Scotland.