This film is part of Rentals

Oh for the Wings of a Dove

Oh for the Wings of a Dove

The vibrancy of rural Pakistan is transported to Balsall Heath, Birmingham in this intimate family portrait.

Documentary 1972 mins

Director: Nick Gifford

Overview

The vibrancy of rural Pakistan is transported to Balsall Heath in this intimate, culturally resonant family portrait, set against the legacy of British colonialism in South Asia. We follow a widowed Pakistani mother of two as she adjusts to a distinctly different way of life. This touching documentary shines a light on the evolving nature of Britain’s cultural identity in 1970s Birmingham and raises questions of how we establish a sense of community in a new place while preserving our own sense of heritage and traditional values.