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DESIblitz Screenings – From Africa to Britain

5 November — 10 November 2019

Screened from 11am – 5pm
Film duration: 45 minutes
Free, drop in
Events Room

A new documentary by Aidem Digital & DESIblitz, From Africa to Britain, recounts personal stories of those who made new lives in Birmingham and the Black Country. These personal accounts reflect on themes of loss, discovery, courage, and often success, broadly highlighting the contribution of the South Asian community on the economic and cultural diversity of the region.

Significant changes in the Commonwealth Act and key shifts in global politics during the late fifties, sixties and seventies impacted hugely on migrants already resident in the UK, as well those wanting to move here. Many South Asian’s sought new homes in Britain, compelled to relocate after political events in Africa.

This project was made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.