Talking With Angels


Set in 1970s Salford, England. Amidst a forgotten landscape of decaying half demolished post war slums; 10-year-old Alan and his family make their way to the clinic for Mum's regular injection of Largactil, a torpifying drug intended to subdue her 'schizophrenic' inner voices and visions.

Alan takes upon himself the responsibility for holding his family together. He negotiates the two worlds his family inhabit: his mother's vivid inner world occupied by demons and angels, and the stark reality of everyday life haunted by poverty.

Shot on the Langworthy estate in Salford England in 2003, Talking With Angels introduces a young and talented largely untrained cast drawn from the local area and also utilises the skills of local people alongside professional film technicians. Talking With Angels is a semi autobiographical story based on director Yousaf Ali Khan's childhood in Salford.


Title: Talking With Angels
Format: Short Film
Duration: 17:56
Description:Won awards at 15 festivals, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film.