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Sun, 23 May


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Subverting Narratives with Nida Manzoor

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Subverting Narratives with Nida Manzoor
Subverting Narratives with Nida Manzoor

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23 May 2021, 19:00 – 20:00 BST

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About the Event

Chrystal Genesis of the award-winning Stance Podcast interviews Nida Manzoor whose director credentials include Doctor Who and Channel 4 music comedy We Are Lady Parts. Join us for a conversation on how comedy, science fiction and fantasy can challenge crude narratives about Black and brown communities, and create space for underrepresented stories. We Are Lady Parts was released in the UK this week.  The show, written and directed by Nida Manzoor, is a daring comedy about the trials and tribulations of an all-female Muslim Punk ban.

Unfortunately Bisha Ali is unable to take part in this event due to unforeseen circumstances.


This event will have BSL interpretation. Please contact us with any additional accessibility needs - we are committed to making our events as accessible as possible.


Chrystal Genesis is a presenter, senior producer and arts & culture consultant from London now living in New York City. She runs and hosts Stance and has presented on BBC Podcast Radio Hour & BBC Front Row. She works as a Producer for Neon Hum Media. She produced the launch of HuffPost's weekly women's health podcast Am I Making You Uncomfortable?, and executive produced Southbank Centre’s youth podcast Violet Nights. Previously she worked for the organisation’s Performance, Dance, Comedy and Contemporary Music teams. Prior to this, Chrystal worked at the BBC producing multi-platform arts, news and current affairs content for the Today Programme, Woman's Hour, The World at One and PM, all on Radio 4, as well as on shows for BBC London, 6 Music, BBC 1, The World Affairs Unit, The Political Unit and BBC World in London and Washington DC.

Bisha K. Ali is a screenwriter, director, and producer who splits her time between London and Los Angeles. In 2019, Bisha was announced as the Head Writer of Marvel Studios' Ms. Marvel series for Disney+. Bisha's work also includes consulting on HBO & Sky's upcoming series The Baby, writing on Marvel Studios' Loki for Disney+, Hulu's Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Netflix's Sex Education.

Nida Manzoor is a prolific and award-winning genre-comedy writer and director. Her work has been commissioned by UK broadcasters including the BBC, SKY & Channel 4.  Nida’s latest show  for NBC and Channel 4 called Lady Parts is currently in production.  The show, which Nida also wrote, is a daring comedy about the trials and tribulations of an all-female Muslim Punk ban

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