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My Asian Family - the Musical

A colourful portrait of one Asian family in Leicester who tell their story of immigration through song and dance in an inspiring documentary musical.

A joyous spectacle of song and dance, exploring one Asian family and the life they made for themselves in Leicester. In the early 1970s, the president of Uganda, Idi Amin, expelled the Ugandan Asians from the country. Ten members of the Thakrar family came to the UK and moved to Leicester, where they have since grown into a family of 90, spanning three generations. Old and young sing about the family's story, the changes between each generation and the lives they lead now.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 Aug 2018 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:08

    Kishore Kumar

    Eena Meena Deeka

  • 00:32

    Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shreya Ghosal

    Dola Re Dola

  • 00:53

    Leo Rojas

    My Immortal


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Praful Thakrar
Director Brian Hill
Producer Uzma Hussain
Production Company Century Films Ltd


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