UK Asian Film Festival 2019: Struggle not Submission

Saturday 30 March 2019

Southall Black Sisters, UK Asian Film Festival (Tongues on Fire) and Feminist Dissent present a series of film events at Rich Mix, London, to mark the 40th anniversary of Southall Black Sisters. 

Struggle not Submission: Black Women’s tradition’  a slogan that encapsulates forty years of campaigning by Southall Black Sisters. Against all the odds, Kiranjit Ahluwalia was released from prison for killing her violent husband after a successful campaign run by Southall Black Sisters. The panel discussion on 30 March will focus on the commonalities of experience faced by Asian, African and Caribbean women and the early hopes for post-colonial black unity which shaped Southall Black Sisters’ politics and remains a political impulse to this day. Kiranjit’s journey from victim to someone in charge of their destiny in Provoked is shared by Pat in Burning an Illusion, having to deal with sexism from black men against a backdrop of institutional and societal racism.

  • 11:45am: Provoked  screening
  • 2.20pm: Burning an Illusion screening
  • 4.30pm: Panel discussion – Struggle Not Submission

Rich Mix Cinema ticket price per film:

  • Adult £10.95
  • Standard Members ticket price £8.95
  • Concession £9.95
  • (16-25) Members ticket price £6

Package options:

  • One screening only, panel discussion and Food: £25. Cash bar.
  • Day pass (two films, including a panel discussion and food): £33.00


To mark their 40th anniversary, Southall Black Sisters will be holding a series of events reflecting on their history and celebrating their survival against the odds. For more information on events through out the year, please visit:…/40th-anniversary

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