Welcome to the inaugural Yorkshire Indian Film Festival (YIFF), taking place from 28 October – 4 November 2023

Mutiny : Asians Storm British Music

Saturday 28 October 14.00 | Hyde Park Picture House
An absorbing and thrilling account of the contribution of Asian musicians to British pop in the 1990s. Over the course of seven years, Vivek Bald captured the rise and fall of what was always imperfectly described as the ‘Asian Underground.’ This documentary was shot with virtually no budget in a style that mirrored the ethos of legendary artists such as Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh and Fun^Da^Mental. Part music documentary and part social history, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music is a unique time-capsule about the music culture of the British Asian second generation.

Dir: Vivek Bald  |  83 mins | 2003 | UK | Cert 12A
English

Includes a Q&A hosted by Ladybeige (The Social Service) with Nirav Chande (Daytimers), Ruby Swallow (Eves’ Drop) & more TBA.
Tickets : Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music

Brit-Asian Shorts

Monday 30 October 18.00 | Hyde Park Picture House
Support your local filmmaker! This is your chance to see the work of exciting and diverse emerging filmmakers from across the UK. From award-winning dramas to insightful documentaries, we’re showcasing a rarely-presented slice of life of Asian Britain today. Expect a discussion with young filmmakers on stage.
Tickets : British - Asian Shorts

Joram

Wednesday 1 Nov 18.00 | Hyde Park Picture House
Following a violent incident, Dasru (Manoj Bajpayee) and his wife escape rural Jharkhand to struggle in the big city. When they are recognised by Phulo Karma, a visiting tribal leader from their past, Dasru is forced to go on the run with his three-month-old baby, Joram, before deciding he must eventually return to his village to bargain for their lives with Phulo Karma. Cradling his baby in a makeshift sling and trying to avoid the police, Dasru makes it back to Jharkhand, where he is confronted by a reality that could lead to a brutal endgame. Powered by a spine chilling performance from Simta Tambe as the ice-blooded Phulo Karma, Joram is a heart-thumping survival thriller with a hard political edge.

Dir: Devashish Makhija  |  With: Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Tannishtha Chatterjee
138 mins | 2023 | India | Cert: 15  |  Hindi with English subtitles

Tickets : Joram

A House Named Shahana

Barir Naam Shahana

Saturday 4 November 14.00 | Hyde Park Picture House
Based on real events, Leesa Gazi’s debut feature is an empowering tale of a young woman battling the odds to live life as she wishes. Raised by a weak and ineffectual father and stepmother, Dipa is essentially under the control of her uncle. Having committed a teenage indiscretion, she is forced to marry a widower in England. After suffering abuse and not being able to settle down, After suffering abuse and not being able to settle down, Dipa runs away and returns to Bangladesh, where she battles to be free.

Director: Leesa Gazi  |  With: Aanon Siddiqua, Lutfur Rahman George, Iresh Zaker, Kazi Ruma
137 mins | 2023 |  Bangladesh, UK, India  | Bengali with English subtitles

Tickets : A House Names Shahana