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The Sheep Thief
An adolescent criminal finds redemption when he meets and helps a young mother and her family.
Road movie 1997 25 mins
Tashan, a teenage street urchin, is physically branded after being caught stealing a sheep. Alone and destitute, he covers up the scar that marks him as criminal, before meeting Safia, a young mother who accepts his help and invites him into her family. The Sheep Thief is a powerful magic realist tale exploring the way experience shapes identity and whether individuals can ever change.
One of the best British shorts of the 1990s, Asif Kapadia's Royal College of Art graduation film boasts sumptuous cinematography and beautiful locations in Rajasthan.
Great British Asians
Drama 2001 15 mins Location: London
A young Pakistani man tries to pass as white and hang out with a group of racist skinheads
Drama 1972 20 mins Location: London
Stylishly-shot document of multicultural 1970s London among Southall's Asian community.
Documentary 1989 29 mins Director: Gurinder Chadha
Britain beats to the sound of Bhangra and Bangla in Gurinder Chadha's debut film.
News 1972 7 mins Location: Yeovil
Ugandan Asian refugees face up to a sudden wintery future.
Drama-documentary 1981 15 mins
Satirical docu-drama based on the shocking fact that virginity tests were carried out by the home office on Asian girls arriving from India and Pakistan between 1971-1979.
Drama 1992 15 mins Location: Westminster
Alnoor Dewshi's clever, charming and illuminating film about two cousins who discuss ideas of culture and history while wandering through London.
Documentary 2021 13 mins
A poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic, drawing on the collections of 12 UK film archives.
Promotional 2021 1 mins
The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
Children's 1954 59 mins Location: Goudhurst
Child actor Mandy Miller shines in this children's adventure set in the traditional hop picking season in Kent.
Drama 2020 4 mins
A driver tries some small talk to connect with his Uber passenger, but ends up raising bigger issues.
Performance 1979 36 mins Location: Liverpool
Black music and culture in the community