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African Student Families

Cinemagazine London Line looks at the support available in London for African students and their families.

Cinemagazine 1975 10 mins Silent


Cinemagazine London Line investigates the support available for African overseas students, addressing the questions they might have about childcare while they live and study in London. With up to 190,000 overseas students living in London, the Commonwealth Students Children's Society is on hand to help, explaining their how their services work and the different attitudes to fostering among British and African parents.

Presented by future Labour MP and peer Paul Boateng, the film includes personal accounts from Nigerian and British families on their experiences of foster care. This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.