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Moslems in Britain - Cardiff
Perky presenter Gamal Kinnay extols the joys of industrial Cardiff, in this recruitment film designed to encourage Arab workers to come to Britain.
Perpetually perky presenter Gamal Kinnay extols the joys of industrial Cardiff, in this government recruitment film designed to encourage Arab workers to come to Britain. Inviting viewers on a tour of Cardiff's historical and cultural landmarks, Kinnay interviews various Arab residents and community leaders about their experiences of living and working in the Welsh capital. *To enable subtitles for this film, once playing select CC in the video playback bar (at the bottom of the screen) and select 'English'.*
One of a four-part series (another, Moslems in Britain – Manchester, is also on BFI Player); the film was produced by the Central Office of Information on behalf of the Foreign Office. Produced in the years following the Suez crisis, the film could also be perceived as a positive international relations initiative by the Government in a climate of strained relations between Britain and the Arabic-speaking world. It was designed solely for showing abroad and probably never seen within the UK at the time. Moslems in Britain - Cardiff is also available on the BFI DVD set COI Volume 5: Portrait of a People.
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