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Zimmers of Southall Screening + Director Q&A

15th February
6.30 - 9pm

Metroland Studios
91 Kilburn Square
(enter via Kilburn Market)

The gallery is wheelchair accessible with step-free access. There are wheelchair accessible toilets.

Tickets are priced on a pay what you can basis.

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image shows a car and a motorbike on a residential London street, surrounded by smoke. Rav in a BMW E30 M3 (1983) Manual – modified with S62 e39 M5 4.9L V8 engine.
Rav in a BMW E30 M3 (1983) Manual – modified with S62 e39 M5 4.9L V8 engine. Photo: Hark1karan

Watch both instalments of this award-winning documentary series. Followed by a conversation with the director Hark1karan led by journalist Simran Randhwana

Born from an ongoing photography project of the same name, this short documentary series by British Punjabi documentary photographer Hark1Karan celebrates the Indian car community that thrives throughout the West London borough of Southall and their love of classic BMWs. With a bass heavy-soundtrack accompanying VHS footage, Zimmers of Southall (2021) takes a look at the Southall Punjabi community’s affinity for both classic car culture and dub music.

Zimmers of Southall 2 continues the series, highlighting the experiences of female drivers and what the subculture means to them in terms of autonomy and heritage. The significance cars take on in a diasporic context as a means of self-expression, key to forming identity and community, is explored through archival and recent photography, and intergenerational interviews.

This screening will be followed by a conversation between director Hark1karan and journalist Simran Randhawa.

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