AWE Documentary | A Seat at my Table


When we set out to make our documentary, our driving force was to explore the notion of art as an expression of identity and cultural heritage. And so we were put in touch with Afreena Islam - a playwright from Manchester who, in her current show Daughters of the Curry Revolution, tells stories about her Bangladeshi father and her relationship with him.

In our days filming and spending time with Afreena, it was not only art and performance which she revealed to be integral to her self, but also food. From Golden Shred marmalade to curry passed down through generations, A Seat At My Table details an intimate insight into the migrant experience as it is lived through their children, and how our cultural, personal, and familial identities are enmeshed in the stories we tell, and the food that we eat.