Diaspora Screen Media Network

The DSMN aims to explore the exciting developments taking place in Black British and British Asian Cinema and TV brought about by new media and the internet.

The network brings together creative practitioners, cultural hubs, educators, students and members of the public to create new conversations about the innovative changes in the ways that media is produced, disseminated and consumed.

Our expanding network includes partners in the East and West Midlands working in the media industries.

Online Exhibition

We are collating people’s personal memories and mementoes of Black British and British Asian Cinema.

Latest News

Minutes from the Second DSMN Steering Committee Meeting

Please find attached the minutes from the second of our DSMN organizational meetings. "This was a virtual meeting held via Zoom (with UN core members in person). Those who took part in the meeting were Janet Wilson (PI) Rajinder Dudrah (Co-I), David Simmons (Re-Co),...

Bhaji on the Beach Screening.

Bhaji on the Beach Screening.

Yesterday saw the first of our planned network Cinema screenings, Gurinder Chadha’s Bhaji on the Beach (1993).Written by Meera Syal, the film follows a group of British Asian women and charts the journey of self-discovery they go on when they take a trip to Blackpool Illuminations.

The screening was preceded by an introductory talk on the network and its aims by Professor Janet Wilson.

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