Shy Radicals film premieres on Nowness

“As commander-in-chief of the introvert resistance, Hamja is on a never-ending tour to overthrow Extrovert Supremacy. This film is just the beginning.”  – Tom Dream

A new film by Tom Dream, inspired by Hamja Ahsan’s book, Shy Radicals, is premiering on Nowness this week.

From Nowness: “In his book, Hamja Ahsan has not simply created an artwork, he has created a world that blurs the boundaries between creator and creation, between real life and the life of the imagination, between reality and imagined fiction in which he is a leading character. The documentary follows Hamja as he deals with the trauma and despair of his brother’s extradition case, whilst travelling the world inspiring and educating others through creativity and activism.

The film, which has been touring the festival circuit, features Brit Award-winning artist Arlo Parks performing Radiohead’s Creep. The cover, first suggested by Tom for the film, was released by Arlo and includes a video taken from the film. Tom’s frequent collaborator, Art School Girlfriend also performs in the short.”

Shy Radicals film premieres on Nowness; ; January 1970; | Commission: Common Objectives Artist: Ahsan, Hamja; | Publisher: Book Works: | Designer: Rose Nordin