All the interviews that were carried out during this project were amongst individuals who were active anti-racists and many of them were instrumental in organising the Asian Youth Movements of the 1970s and 1980s. 


This collection of memories and reflections about the 1970s and early 1980s have been put together in the belief that people should talk about and understand conflict.  It explores how many young South Asians participated in a wider grassroots anti-racist movement.


Since the participants were young during the 1970s and early 1980s, the experiences that are discussed are less about working lives, but more about early experiences of living in a variety of towns across Britain and going to school or college here as well as how they made their voices heard.


The transcript version of the story is slightly more extensive than the DVD and it is hoped that this will enable a wider range of references to enable an exploration this history.  Lesson plans and ideas for using these oral testimonies in education can be found at  



Anandi Ramamurthy

Department of Humanities

University of Central Lancashire


Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, University of Central Lancashire and Migrant Media