Closing Night - Mogul Mowgli
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Closing Night - Mogul Mowgli

Thu Apr 29 6:00 PM
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CHEC Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
90 Mins
Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, Nightcrawler, Sound of Metal) delivers a blistering performance as British-Pakastani rapper, Zed, poised for stardom in Bassam Tariq’s debut feature, Mogul Mowgli - to be followed by a ethnocyberfunk live, world music performance by Coco Varma, Bobby Singh, & Ben Walsh for SWIFF’21’s grand finale.  

Spitting truth to power, speaking to his culture as a Pakistani immigrant, British rapper Zed (Ahmed) is about to hit the big time. With a few weeks before his career breakthrough as the support act on megastar Dante’s world tour, Zed returns home to his culturally conservative family to find his roots.

Derided for the westernisation of his name (Zaheer), Zed is suddenly struck down by a degenerative disease, leaving him bedridden. Panicking at the thought of his big break passing him by, Zed’s illness morphs into hallucinations, a by-product of shunning his culture for a shot at the big time.

Riz Ahmed, rapper, actor, activist, and co-writer of Mogul Mowgli, delivers a powerhouse performance, serving as an extension of the voice he established as Riz MC and speaking truth to his own lived experience as a UK immigrant and hip hop artist.  

“Culturally rich and emotionally raw, Mogul Mowgli is a brilliant showcase for Riz Ahmed’s bevy of talents, and speaks visceral truth to the British-South Asian experience so rarely explored on screen” - Empire

In English and Urdu with English subtitles

Following the film, join international musicians Coco Varma, Bobby Singh, and Ben Walsh as they light up SWIFF’s grand finale with an explosive ethnocyberfunk live music performance.  Born in India and raised in London, Coco Varma is a pioneer in the UK music scene with his band Earthtribe, playing over 500 shows across Europe, playing alongside Fat Boy Slim, The Prodigy, and The Chemical Brothers – and selling out the Sydney Opera House, just for fun.

Coco will play alongside tabla extraordinaire Bobby Singh and percussionist prodigy Ben Walsh.  When the end credits roll on Mogul Mowgli, the afterparty ignites in the CHEC Gathering Space - right out front of the CHEC Theatre – where incredible sounds, food, drinks, and great conversation converge until late.


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