Flatpack Festival
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Asian Youth Culture Double-bill

Asian Teenagers + Here to Stay. Featuring Ranjit Sondhi CBE and Nihal Arthanayake

Sunday 22nd July, 2018

The Electric Cinema Screen 2 | 13:30 - 16:00

Flatpack and True Form Projects team up to revisit two rarely-screened pieces of archive TV, offering a sharp insight into the British Asian experience.

Asian Teenagers screened on the BBC in late 1968 and features candid reflections from young people in Southall and Birmingham (in response to occasionally patronising questions). Made ten years later, Here to Stay is an ATV documentary about the Asian Resource Centre in Handsworth, established by Ranjit Sondhi after he graduated from Birmingham University.

After the screening we are delighted that Ranjit Sondhi will join us at the Electric to reflect on that period and how things have changed since. He will be in conversation with respected DJ and broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake (BBC Asian Network, 5 Live).

The Asian Youth Culture exhibition runs at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until 29 July. Flatpack's Birmingham 68 project continues through till the autumn - look out for further screenings and events on their website.

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