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Ashan Burman made an award-winning debut film about Indian settlers in Liverpool. 'Vilayat' (the Hindi word for England) won the best short documentary at the Asian Film Awards 1997. Extracts from the film can be viewed here.

Coming to Liverpool
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Making a living
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Pedlars and fortune tellers
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Entertainers and workers
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Staying in Liverpool
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Hindi and English transcripts of the video are available below.
Read the English transcript
Read the Hindi transcript (pdf)
(Download Adobe Acrobat [opens new window] | Access Adobe website [opens new window])

Extracts from 'Vilayat' are reproduced by kind permission of Mersey Film and Video.
Copies of 'Vilayat' are available to purchase from Mersey Film and Video. Email joanne@mersey-film-video.co.uk for further details.