This film is part of Free

Accents Speak Louder than Words

Can accent training help avoid discrimination for Kasha who has lived in UK for 27 years?

Short documentary 2017 10 mins


Kasha moved from Poland to the UK 27 years ago, but she has only recently started to experience problems with her accent. After moving to a more insular part of the UK and feeling discriminated against because of the way she speaks, Kasha is motivated to neutralise her accent in order to fit in. With the help of Christine, an elocution teacher, she undergoes accent training to sound less like a foreigner. The film reveals Kasha's struggle to be fully accepted in the country she now calls home. It is a story about contemporary multicultural Britain, highlighting the universal need to fit in, to feel at home and be accepted by others.