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Preview: British Bangladeshis

Dr Aminul Hoque tells the story of the thousands of Bangladeshi families who settled in the UK in the 1970s and 80s. Their arrival brought new foods, traditions and workers for British industry. But they faced hardships and racism while building a new life in Britain. Using film archive and his own experiences of growing up in East London, Aminul meets and tells the stories of Bengalis who made their homes here over the course of two key decades. He returns to Bangladesh with his own family, taking his children for their first visit to their grandparents' village to explore their roots in the region of Sylhet.

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3 minutes