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‘Queer’ Asia: Decolonisation and Russia - PhD researcher Misha Iakovlev has co-organised this event for International Women's Day

One of our PhD researchers, Misha Iakovlev, has co-organised a pair of screenings in London for International Women's Day (08 March). The event, ‘Queer’ Asia: Decolonisation and Russia, features the films Mavzhuda (introduced by in person by director Nimasu Namsaren) and Exciting Life. Tickets are free and can be booked here.

Mavzhuda (2019), Director: Nimasu Namsaren
“Mavzhuda” tells tells the story of a 12-year-old girl from Uzbekistan who had immigrated to Saint Petersburg with her mother and grandmother. Struggling to fit in in her new cultural environment and to express herself in a new language, Mavzhuda involuntarily starts to reject her own heritage, which causes a conflict with her loving grandmother.
Nimasu will introduce her film in person.

Exciting Life (2018), Director: Anna Yanovskaya
This comedy is based on real events that happened to the Moscow actor Aleksey Yudnikov. A failed Moscow actor travels to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for a film job he was promised. Through him, the viewer becomes immersed in the world of the Olonho culture, the Republic of Sakha and its contemporary national cinema. All of three appear mysterious to Yudnikov, who does not know the rules of the game. Expecting an easy job, Yudnikov must embark on a long voyage, geographical and metaphoric, meeting old wise men, shamans and even magical deer on his way.
Date & Time
Sun, 8 March 2020
18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Bush House Lecture Theatre 2 (S)4.04
Bush House, Strand Campus
KCL, 30 Aldwych
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 10:20 | Tags: Postgraduate Events