Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yasmin: 9/11 and the lives of Others

Several things have been happening in this country lately, that have made me think of a film I watched this summer, when I was in the UK, for research. I wasn't planning on watching it originally, but the BFI has installed free mediatheques all over the country. So on a chilly, wet morning in Wales, I thought to myself, "why not? I like Archie Panjabi, I think she's a very good actress. Let's see what this film's like."
Yasmin (2004), directed by Kenny Glenaan, and written by Simon Beaufoy (who then went on and wrote Slumdog Millionaire), is a film predictable in parts, but important all the same, for the direction in which it seeks to divert our perspective. Here's my review of the film on postcolonialnetworks.com, a website launched recently by Joseph Duggan, a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester, UK. For anyone interested in Postcolonial Theory, this promises to be a good resource.

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