"Blinded by the Light" Film Screening and Discussion

On Sunday 1st March Rethink Rebuild Society presented "Blinded by the Light", the 2019 musical comedy directed by Gurinder Chadha. The film is adapted from the memoir by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and follows 16 year old Javed, growing up in 1987 in Luton.

The film was followed by a lively discussion which covered a broad range of issues, from teenage life to experiences of being an ethnic minority in the UK. In particular, the audience discussed the themes of Britishness and what that idea means to them, which has resonance for everyone living in the UK today.