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Friday 19 March 2010

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  • SXSW

    South by Southwest is one of the biggest music festivals. It takes place every year in Austin, Texas and it showcases hundreds of bands from around world over eighty stages. We talk to reporter Sophie Harris to find out who made a big impression this year.

  • Samson and Delilah

    Samson and Delilah

    It's been called one of the most important films to come out of Australia - Samson and Delilah is an unconventional love story set in the the isolated world of an Aboriginal community in the remote central Australian desert. When the two teenagers are forced out of their community, they are thrown together by circumstance on a road trip to nowhere. Faced with the challenges of poverty, violence, boredom, drugs and sexual abuse, they are almost crushed, but survive. Director Warwick Thornton discusses why this was a story he needed to tell.

    Samson and Delilah website
  • MyWorld Film Competition

    MyWorld Film Competition

    Bidisha announces the winner of the MyWorld documentary film competition.

    MyWorld BBC Website
  • Jaspreet Singh

    Jaspreet Singh

    Photo by Collen De Neve

    The writer Jaspreet Singh talks to Bidisha about his first novel, Chef, the story of two cooks in the Indian army serving in Kashmir and how he learned to cook in order to write the book.


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