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Fortnight of Film: The Silk Road of Pop

The Silk Road of Pop - a film directed by Sameer Farooq

As part of the Fortnight of Film at Asia House in August, we will screen The Silk Road of Pop (53 mins), a portrait of the explosive pop music scene among the Uyghur community in China’s Xinjiang Province.

The film tells the story of Ay, a young music fan from Xinjiang. Apprehensive about her own life choices as a young Uyghur woman in China and curious about the outside world, she turns to music for answers and is drawn to musicians who mirror her struggles in their songs. The Silk Road of Pop taps into the rhythmical zeitgeist of what it means to be young and Uyghur in China, highlighting how along the ancient Silk Road, music is one of the hottest commodities.

Winner of the Best Canadian Film Award at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival amongst other awards, this film will both entertain and educate.

Two delicious flavours of Ten Acre popcorn, namely Ambrose Popperley’s Wasabi  and Aunty Winifred’s Sweet & Salty, will be served free of charge.

The Silk Road of Pop was produced and directed by Sameer Farooq, Ursula Engel and Stijn Deklerck.

Click below to watch the trailer:-

Also being screened as part of Asia House’s Fortnight of Film is Mahout – The Great Elephant Walk. For more information click here


This event is supported by Ten Acre, the innovative, quirky and award winning creators of premium hand cooked crisps and hand picked popcorn. More than just crisps and popcorn – these are snacks with a difference….. gluten, dairy and MSG free as well as Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal and Kosher – Ten Acre’s crisps and popcorn come in a range of unique names and every flavour has a story to tell.

Click here for more information on Ten Acre and its products.


August 18, 2015
19:00 - 20:30
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Asia House


Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom

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