Spike Island

Film Screening and Conversation: Bidisha and Taban Yasin Othman


Thursday 17 May 2018, 6–8pm


£5, £3 concessions

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Writer and filmmaker Bidisha screens her debut film An Impossible Poison, alongside experimental filmmaker Taban Yasin Othman who shares her award-winning film made while living in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Following the screening, Bidisha and Taban Othman will discuss their experiences of making films, the challenges faced by women of colour in the film industry, identity, gender and more.

The event is introduced by Sian Norris, Spike Island's former writer in residence.

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Bidisha is a journalist, filmmaker and broadcaster for BBC radio, BBC TV and SKY. She is a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation and writes regularly for The Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement. Her fifth book is Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices (2015) and her debut short film is An Impossible Poison (2017).

Taban Yasin Othman

Taban Yasin Othman is an experimental film maker.