Kiccha (folktales in Bangla) is a screening of short films created as part of the Stories from Home project, which aims to promote heritage language use, as well as reconnect and increase cultural awareness across generations within the London Bangladeshi community. Did your grandparents tell you stories? Did they speak the same language as you? Will you tell these stories to your own children? Are stories important for maintaining your heritage language and culture?
The series of short films were developed from intergenerational storytelling workshops with primary school children and their grandparents in Tower Hamlets, London. The event will include a film screening of the six Stories from Home short films, a live story retelling by a family from the project, and a panel discussion based on key reflections from project participants and event attendees.
This is a family friendly event, suitable for all ages.
This event is led by the Department of Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London.