The Singh Twins – Jallianwala: Repression & Retribution at The Whitworth

The Singh Twins – Jallianwala: Repression & Retribution
The Whitworth
22nd July 2022

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Part of South Asian Heritage Month Festival

The Singh Twins both working on a painting
The Singh Twins

Manchester Museum is excited to be hosting a private screening of The Singh Twins’ film Jallianwala: Repression & Retribution, followed by an in conversation with the award winning artists and Professor Deana Heath, author of Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India.

In this artist short film, The Singh Twins tell the story of the Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar Massacre of 1919 through a detailed exploration of their artwork Jallianwala:Repression and Retribution which places this episode of colonial violence in its historical context and shows how it not only became a turning point in India’s struggle for freedom from the British Raj but remains a controversial subject today. The Twins also offer insights into the inspiration and creative processes behind this artwork which is executed in the highly intricate, narrative and symbolic style for which they are known.

Part of Manchester Museum’s South Asian Heritage Month Festival.

Manchester Museum is celebrating South Asian Heritage Month with an unmissable two-day festival featuring film, music, workshops and more.

The South Asian Heritage Month festival is taking place on 22-23 July at the Whitworth on Oxford Road, while Manchester Museum is closed for its £15 million hello future transformation.

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