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A Mosque in the Park
An insightful and understated television documentary following the lives of four Muslim families in Brentford, Manchester and Harrow.
This television documentary by Yavar Abbas, director of India! My India!, looks at the lives of four Muslim families from different parts of India and Pakistan and explores how they maintain their faith and traditions in British Asian communities in Manchester and London.
South Asian Britain on Film
The Bradford Godfather
1976 49 mins Location: Bradford
Meet Mohamed Fazal Hussain, elder statesman and all-round Mr Fixit of Bradford's Muslim community, and a film mogul in the making...
News 1978 6 mins Location: Smethwick
Hindu and Muslim creations in gold inject bright new styles into Birmingham's jewellery making industry.
Interlink Cricket Club and Indian Cricket Club 1978 Bradford
Non-Fiction 1978 3 mins Location: Bradford
Film of the pioneering Interlink Cricket Club in action at Bradford Park Avenue, breaking down barriers between communities in the 1970s.
Lord Mayor at Asian "Do" at St. George's Hall
Non-Fiction 1972 0 mins Location: Bradford
Quite possibly the first Indian concert to be put on in a theatre in Bradford, with striking classical Indian dancing and musical instruments.
Indian 11th Republic Day Celebrations at Leicester
News 1959 1 mins Location: Leicester
Samosas sit alongside sandwiches as India's Republic Day is celebrated in fine style in Leicester.
News 1976 4 mins Location: Peterborough
Peterborough's Playbus offers a fun and welcoming space for ethnic minority families to improve their English language skills.
St Faith's go to Kew for tea
Amateur film 1936 20 mins Location: Brentford
Enjoy a nostalgic trip down river with members of the St Faith community - with tea at Kew, feeding penguins at London Zoo and lots of chatter - all in sign language!
Grand Union Canal
Documentary 1937 34 mins Location: Houses of Parliament
Follow working narrow boats as they make their 60-hour trip from London to Birmingham along Britain's longest industrial waterway.
What And Where Is Paradise? (1960s)
Non-Fiction 1960 16 mins Location: Brentford
Gasworks, wharves and markets are filmed by local art school students, with local children providing unorthodox commentary about the area’s industrial charms.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.