• Kaifinama: A Celebration of the Art & Times of Kaifi Azmi (12+)

  • Sat, 01-06-2019 at 15:00
  • Bradford Literature Festival
    University of Bradford
    BD7 1DP City of Bradford
Kaifinama: A Celebration of the Art & Times of Kaifi Azmi (12+) - Bradford Literature Festival - Bradford

Film Screening + Q&A (Rated 12+)Pictureville Cinema, National Science & Media MuseumShabana Azmi, Ghazal Ansari, Tasneem hassan, Madiha Ansari,Saturday 1st June | 3pm £10 | Concession tickets are available*VENUE WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY 28TH MAYKaifinama looks at the life and art of the Urdu Progressive poet Kaifi Azmi. Kaifi Azmi was both a poet for social change as well as one of the foremost lyricists in the Hindi film industry. Not content to limit himself to fine writing, he worked ceaselessly throughout his life as a catalyst for change among the disenfranchised.The film looks at his small town roots, his commitment to socialism, his wide-ranging body of work and the enormous changes he brought to the life of the village where he was born. This extraordinary journey is documented through extensive interviews with him and his wife Shaukat Kaifi as well as insights from his children - Shabana and Baba Azmi - and reminiscences by his friends and colleagues. Kaifinama thus is both the definitive film biography of Kaifi Azmi and a history of the times he illuminated with his genius.The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Shabana Azmi (daughter of Kaifi Azmi and renowed actor/social activist), Ghazal Ansari (Poet and Chairperson of Yorkshire Adabee Forum) and Tasneem Hasan (Vice Chair of the Yorkshire Adabee Forum) chaired by YAF founder, Madiha Ansari.This event is hosted by the Yorkshire Adabee Forum in partnership with Bradford Literature Festival.