Road to Independence
This project is a multimedia installation that celebrates the lives of first generation South Asian migrant women living in Sandwell.
Using oral histories, photographs and sound, Dawinder explores the relationships between the women and their cars.
The installation will highlight the positive impact of these stories on future generations of Asian women who now benefit from the sacrifices of the first generation living within the partriarchal and traditional Indian family structures.
Winner of the Women of Achievement Awards 2017, Dawinder Bansal is a producer and artist whose performances and visual art installations are informed by cultural heritage and contemporary stories. Her production Mother Tongues from Father Lands was a finalist in ITV’s Asian Media Awards. Recent work includes Jambo Cinema and The Making of a South Asian Wedding. Previous projects include theatre productions for Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil (Brazil), BBC, Channel 4, Cast in Doncaster and producing Southbank Centre’s South Asian Alchemy Festival for the Black Country region.