Young Rebels – The story of the Southall Youth Movement

This documentary tells the story of the Southall Youth Movement through interviews with people who were actually involved in the movement.

I was born and raised in Southall, this is my town, this is where I’ve grown up, this is where my parents taught me everything I know and this is where I went to school. My parents told me many stories about riots that happened in Southall in the late 70s and early 80s and the atrocities that my community, the Asian community, had to face at the hands of groups like the National Front. Aashish

I was mainly interested in taking part in the project because I wanted to find out the history of the Southall Youth Movement. My father took part in it as a participant, he had a very active role and I wanted to see what it was like and the struggles he went through. Maninder

My granddad was involved in the Southall Youth Movement. He wasn’t part of it but he contributed in marches and he’d been in fights with the National Front. Arjun

This project is more than just making a documentary, learning how to film, it was more about keeping a bit of history going. Prabhjot

I think one of the biggest reasons why I got involved in this project is because during the 1970s my father came from Tanzania and moved straight into Southall, so I’m aware of some of the racism he faced during that particular period of time. Nisha

Download an information sheet about the film here Southall Booklet FINAL

Young Rebels – The Story of the Southall Youth Movement from digital:works on Vimeo.


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