Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'Young Rebels: The Story of Southall Youth Movement'

[Information from an email message by The Monitoring Group]
Documentary film launch on Friday 18th July 2014 from 6.30 p.m.
at the Monsoon Banqueting Suite, 100 The Green, Southall, UB2 4BG
Young Rebels: The Story of Southall Youth Movement charts the experiences and responses of Asian young people growing up in Southall in the 1960s and 1970s, and the racial attacks and discrimination facing them and their communities.
The film captures the activism and leadership of young people during the 1970s and 1980s and particularly of Southall Youth Movement,  covers major historical events in Southall including the racist murder of Gurdeep Chagger in June 1976, the murder of Blair Peach in demonstrations against the racist National Front in April 1979 and the burning of The Hambrough Tavern in 1981, through interviews with key local and national protagonists and archive TV footage of events.

The film is developed by local young people and is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

SCREENING of the film ( including awards ceremony and  Q&A with young people involved in the film)  will be followed by a CELEBRATION which will cost £12.50 per person and includes dinner, i.e. Tickets for the preview are free - but if you wish to stay for the celebration meal you pay...
You can book to attend through this link.

Copies of the film in DVD format and of the accompanying booklet will also be available at the launch.

(The event is organised by The Asian Health Agency and is being supported by the Monitoring Group, 37 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LQ)

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