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I'm British But...
I'm British But...

I'm British But... 1989


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I'm British But... 1989

30 mins United Kingdom Director. Gurinder Chadha

Before she hit the big time with Bend it Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha made this fascinating documentary on what it meant to be a young British Asian in the 1980s. The young people interviewed are from across the UK; the common thread is that they see it as home, but their differing views about what being Asian and British means for them are underscored by the beats of Bhangra and Bangla music.

One Pakistani woman brought up in Glasgow says that she sees herself not as British but as Scottish/Pakistani - it's fascinating to realise how some of the more strongly-held cultural values are passed on not just from generation to generation, but to immigrant communities, too.

Directed by

Gurinder Chadha


Ramesh Rana

Jabeen Mohammed

Michael Khan

Apala Chowdhury


Nationalism Asian community in Great Britain Bhangra music Cultural identity Race relations


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