By Sanchita Islam
Key Themes: ethnic minorities, abuse , Asian women, refugees, London refuge
'Hidden' chronicles the stories of Asian women residing in two refuges in London. The book was a form of catharsis for the women, allowing them to express their stories of abuse from their perspective. The book contains photos, portrait drawings and there is a film to accompany the work shot entirely at the refuge.
About the Author
Sanchita Islam is an artist, writer and film-maker. She graduated in International History and Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. She has studied directing and screenwriting at the Northern Media School and Fine Art at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. She heads pigmentexplosion.com, a company that specialises in London based and international art projects.
Sanchita has exhibited and screened her films in London, New York, Paris, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. She has also made films in New York, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and London for the British Council, Arts Council and Commonwealth Institute. Her writing and artwork have been published in New York, Paris, London, Mumbai and Bangladesh.
Despite being a high flyer and an exceptionally talented woman, Islam also suffers from depression and multiple personality disorder.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 April, 2007.