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Wide Angles continues with The Queen of Silence

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The Queen of Silence

April 13, 2016

We're excited to announce that Agnieszka Zwiefka's music-driven documentary will continue the British Council Doc Debates strand, designed to showcase outstanding documentaries from around the world that inspire conversation about global issues.

Wide Angles: British Council Doc Debates
Wednesday 13 April, 6.30pm, Picturehouse Central


After kicking off our monthly screenings of new, compelling documentaries with Zanbo Zhang's The Road, the series continues on Wednesday 13 April with the UK premiere of Agnieszka Zwiefka's The Queen of Silence.

Zwiefka's feature-length debut is a music-driven documentary that follows 10-year-old deaf Roma girl Denisa, who falls in love with Bollywood cinema. Having never had her severe hearing disabilities diagnosed, Denisa does not speak but when she finds a pile of Bollywood DVDs in a nearby rubbish pile, she realises that she can be anyone she wants when she dances. Blending fantastical choreographed dance sequences with the stark reality of Denisa's world, the film is a unique and heart-warming watch.

Following the screening, we're staging a panel discussion exploring the ongoing issues of discrimination and exclusion faced by Roma people in Europe with the following speakers:

Alan Anstead, Founder and Chief Executive, Equality

Candy Sheridan, Gypsy Council - Eastern Counties and Irish Traveller Spokesperson

Dr Will Guy, Research Fellow, SPAIS, University of Bristol

Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy and Community Engagement, Buckinghamshire New University

Chaired By: Pooja Naidu Kingsley, Civil Society & Governance Advisor, British Council

To book tickets, click here


Our Wide Angles screening and debate strand will continue once a month to champion both international and UK-produced documentaries. For updates on titles and speakers each month, stay tuned here or check Picturehouse's monthly brochures and website.