Rupinder Kaur: Caste in Pataal Lok, Panjab and the Diaspora

Pataal Lok (2020) is a crime investigation Amazon Prime series produced by the Indian film actress Anushka Sharma. After its release, earlier this year, many Indians and diaspora Sikhs took to social media to air their disdain on the portrayal of jatt Sikh men in the context of caste discrimination and violence. Rupinder Kaur is a … Continue reading Rupinder Kaur: Caste in Pataal Lok, Panjab and the Diaspora

The Diaspora Screen Media Network

The Diaspora Screen Media Network (DSMN) is a research project headed by Professor Janet Wilson (Principal Investigator), Professor Rajinder Dudrah (Co Investigator) and Dr David Simmons (Research Co-Ordinator). DSMN explores the new developments taking place in Black British and British Asian cinema and screen media in the digital age. The network does this by bringing … Continue reading The Diaspora Screen Media Network

Women of colour in Film and TV: Script Editor Naz Ahmed on defying the odds

MY JOURNEY AS A CREATIVE WOMAN WHO DEFYED THE ODDS… As with any journey, I guess one should start right at the very beginning. So, nearly thirty years ago, I remember telling someone about my hope to work in television someday. He laughed at me and said the closest I would ever get to a … Continue reading Women of colour in Film and TV: Script Editor Naz Ahmed on defying the odds

Doctors, Bollywood and a ‘beloved’ Mehbooba – Interview with Producer Nasreen Ahmed

  As one of the fastest drama productions in television, BBC’s daytime TV show Doctors is now in its 19th series having entertained fans of the show since the year 2000. On June 7th, BBC Drama Village in Birmingham, opened their doors to the general public for the first time ever! One hundred fans of … Continue reading Doctors, Bollywood and a ‘beloved’ Mehbooba – Interview with Producer Nasreen Ahmed