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Iraqi coffee, Welsh songs, the hokey-cokey: ingredients of a multicultural church social, Newport but Yousaf Ali from Pakistan still has to choose to be “western” or “eastern”.

Documentary 1976 22 mins

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Yousaf Ali, who came to Newport from Pakistan at the age of 16 to join his family, works as a bus driver in Cardiff, attends mosque in a YMCA, braves a multicultural church social that offers Iraqi coffee, Welsh songs, the hokey-cokey and snooker and reflects on the big questions of life: security, freedom, belonging. He has come to the conclusion that people are very much the same despite their different origins.