From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and the controversy of the ‘Muhammad cartoons’ in 2005, DV8’s new production examines how these events have reflected and influenced multicultural policies, freedom of speech and censorship. Can We Talk About This? is based on real voices and interviews, with leading figures from across the religious, political, cultural and social spectrum, including MPs, high profile authors and journalists.
‘The liberal fear of giving offence has simply made it easier to take offence.’
Kenan Malik, author of From Fatwa to Jihad
‘It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it.’
Suitable for 16yrs+.
Latecomers may not be admitted.
photo (Seeta Patel) by Oliver Manzi