LADA Screens: Sahera Khan – Online Screening

LADA is delighted to present the online screening of the short film My Glow by Sahera Khan as the second of four LADA Screens events centred around the themes of voice, care and healing.

This online screening follows a live event at LADA on Friday 1 March 2024 featuring a screening of the film and a Q&A with Sahera.

This film will be available to watch online until Saturday 30 March.

My Glow by Sahera Khan

About My Glow

A mature, Deaf, Muslim, British Sign Language (BSL) mother shares her pregnancy journey through the pandemic, and how she coped with limited communication with others such as the health service. My Glow(2023) has been shown in UK-based and international film festivals, as well as in an event co-hosted by Sign for All, and Women over Fifty Film Festival. It has been included in the Let’s Include Competition Section of the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, which was qualified for Academy Awards, and it was also nominated for Short Documentary Award by the Big Syn International Film Festival.

A photo of the torso of a pregnant brown woman. She is wearing a black blouse and a jean jacket, and has placed both her hands on her belly. ‘My Glow’ is written on a white calligraphy font over the photo. Sahera Khan, My Glow, 2023.

Biography

Sahera Khan is an artist and actor. Her practice includes writing poems, short plays and comedy; performing poems; filmmaking (short films as well as documentaries); and creating video content on YouTube. Sahera’s first professional breakthrough was her participation in the pop-up performance The Fruit and Vegetable Olympics at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Spring 2019. Her short film Faith (2020) has been awarded a Best Storyline Award from the New Zealand Deaf Short Film Festival and a Critics’ Choice Award for LGBT Film from the Tagore International Film Festival. Sahera has been a Trustee of the Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association (DEWA) and is a keen kickboxer.

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About LADA Screens

LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.

Each screening is available to view for a limited time only, and is launched with a live event at our space in Bethnal Green, London.

This film was selected through an open call for short videos and films around the themes of voice, care and healing.

LADA Screens is curated by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a ‘Centre for Live Art’: a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination.

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Film credits
Written by Sahera Khan
Produced by Jobe Wolf
Edited by Focus Frame Productions
Voiceover Ellie Rashid

Banner image credit:

Sahera Khan. Image courtesy of the artist.

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