Queering the Romcom: ‘Touch of Pink’ (2004 Rashid) Screening / Discussion
School of Digital Arts (SODA)
17th February 2022
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This event includes a public screening of Touch of Pink (2004) introduced by the director, followed by a Q&A with director and screenwriter Ian Iqbal Rashid and Dr Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal, author of Queer Muslim Diasporas in Contemporary Literature and Film (2019). The event will be chaired by Dr Sarah Ilott.
Ian Iqbal Rashid is an award-winning poet, and film/tv director, producer, and screenwriter whose work focuses on South Asian diasporic, Muslim and LGBT+ contexts. His credits include feature films Touch of Pink (2004) and How She Move (2007), the cult BBC late 90’s hit This Life and, most recently, a widely acclaimed HBO/Sky series called Sort Of (2021-) that follows a gender-fluid millennial.
Dr Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Roehampton. Their research expertise lies in the areas of postcolonial, queer, diaspora, and Islamic studies and they are particularly interested in the intersecting issues of race, migration, sexuality, gender and faith.
Dr Sarah Ilott is Senior Lecturer in English and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research expertise are in the fields of postcolonial studies and contemporary British literature, TV and film. She is currently writing a book on race and racism in British screen comedy.