was the first feature film in the UK by an out Asian lesbian. It is a miracle that this film got funded as no feature film about lesbians directed by lesbians gets funded anymore in the UK. Shocking but true. Usually the films are directed by men.
It is a major achievement and a testament to Pratibha Parmar‘s tenacity and sheer doggedness in the face of dragging feet by a major funding source in the UK that the film completed it’s journey from script to screen. The film has gone on to win international awards. It is really inspiring to me to see that Pratibha has managed to sustain a career sticking to her politics as well as still maintainng a committment to making films that include queer or Asian storylines.