Voices of a Generation
Through creative workshops, conversations and the exchange of memories we worked with members of the community to produce a series of unique and personal perspectives of home and identity. We warmly invite you to watch and listen to these stories and to ask yourself the question of Where is Home?
"I would like that my children know family values...and wherever they are, they walk with peace"
"I want them to understand me. Why I am the way I am, why I think the way I do."
"The army people shot at our car. At me and my friend."
"Uganda was the Pearl of Africa, and it's becoming that again"
"I don't regard myself as a refugee, I regard myself as a British citizen"
"When I would see any Asian people I would say 'Wow! Family!' I would get really excited."
"If you go back to India, some of the customs and traditions we are trying to keep alive here have actually been dispensed with."
"We thought we were Ugandan, so why would we want to leave?"
"I'm most connected when I'm around my family"
"I was getting letters from my parents and my brother saying 'You are alone here'."
"'Forget about it. You will never become a lawyer. Because you're brown.'"
"I wish they knew the heritage they come from, and that hard work means everything."
"There isn't a day where I don't wake up and feel privileged to live the life I live."
"I think through literature and reading, there's another way of living. And I'm never going to put my family through what we have been through"
"My children say 'You are Pakistani. I'm not.' But I don't even say I'm Pakistani, I like to say I'm from India."
"The word Asian is often used by white people to avoid more specific terms that would make them have to think a little bit more."
Sophie and Daksha
"If you had said you're British then, people would have laughed at you."
"Here, it all changed. Everyone became separated and you're part of this group, being English, Indian, Muslim etc"