“Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak. But it is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact we are surround by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. The way we see things is affected by what we believe” John Berger

About Film’s main aim is to present a unique and new perspective on ways of seeing; from Film, Culture, Art, Literature, Gender through to Politics, both here in Britain and globally. About Film offers views, critiques, and opinions that are distinctive, creating a dynamic and powerful place for discussion and debate. With topics as diverse as the partition of the Indian sub-continent through to the Cinema of Pasolini, About Film promises to be engaging offering an original point of view. About Film invites you to be a part of this vibrant arena and add to its promising and thought provoking content.

Shakila Taranum Maan


The Winter of Love is finally available on DVD 

A truly British Independent production, The Winter of Love is finally available on DVD for purchase. Directed by Shakila Taranum Maan, ‘The Winter of Love’ is a unique and highly original production.

First released in 2001 at the Raindance East Film Festival, the film was enthusiastically welcomed for its originality, daring themes and cinematic vision. The Winter of Love features the talents of Shiv Grewal, Gurpreet Bhatti, Dev Sagoo, Pravesh Kumar and Badi-u-Zaman.

The Winter of Love will be released on 10th October 2007. Dispatched from and sold by The Art Ministry.

The DVD will be available for pre-orders very very soon. We will announce the date for the advance pre-orders where we hope to also have available alongside the DVD, the script to ‘The Winter of Love’, complete with stills from the production.

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Atmospheric and effectively scored, this tale of one man’s journey through a quasi-deserted city and the past provides a welcome insight into a little-known London community. Time Out

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