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Asian Women & Cars Wins CREATIVE MEDIA AWARD at Asian Media Awards 2019!

Updated: Jan 26

In September 2019, it was announced that the Asian Women & Cars : Road to Independence was shortlisted for the Creative Media Award at the annual Asian Media Awards. It was up against some strong contenders in the Creative Media category; BharatkeSaath – Ethnic Reach for The Bharat Army, FastforaDay Campaign – Media Hive for Barnardo’s and lastly Saving Lives Isn’t Easy’ – Islamic Relief. All very worthy campaigns and finalists.

It was a huge surprise to Dawinder Bansal, artist and creator of Asian Women & Cars to not only be a finalist but to WIN the award, for what started out as a very small idea and telling the hidden stories first generation South Asian women who defied the driving taboo and learned to drive and gained independence.

Follow this post to read more about the other female winners and a special post written by Dawinder Bansal.

The award was presented to Dawinder by television actress, Sunetra Sarker.

Here's a link to the feature where Dawinder shares her thoughts on winning and the video interview.

A huge thanks to all the team at the Asian Media Awards and the judges and last but no least, all of the amazing Asian ladies who shared their stories that made this film and art installation possible. Thank you to you all.


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