Cinema & Event Screenings

LIFF: A Girl in the River & Song of Lahore Double Bill 

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  • Director-
  • Rating12A
  • Film genresDocumentary
  • Duration180
  • Released2015
  • Film Cast-

Europe’s largest South Asian film festival returns for a second time to Birmingham bringing you a carefully curated selection of the very best new Indian and South Asian independent cinema, which includes feature films and documentaries by both acclaimed and new filmmakers. The films screened are in a wide range of South Asian languages to reflect the linguistic diversity of Birmingham’s Indian and South Asian communities and all films are subtitled in English.

We promise that whatever movie you decide to attend, you will be entertained, informed and perhaps even a little shocked! For more information, visit

Enjoy the festival!

Cary Rajinder Sawhney
Executive & Programming Director

Tue 19 Jul, 8.10pm

A Girl in the River
A powerful Oscar winning short documentary film about honour killings in Pakistan. One young woman survives a shooting to tell her story and how society is now forcing her to make amends with her attempted murderer father and uncle.

No graphic violence shown but verbal testimony is of how the violence was exacted on her.

Song of Lahore
A charming documentary about Pakistani musicians, Sachal Jazz Ensemble, who take their music from Pakistan to New York. A sort of Buena Vista Social Club style film

A Girl in the River & Song of Lahore Double Bill
Suggested 12A (40 min & 82 min)
Director: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Urdu | Punjabi | English | 2015 | Subtitled