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Where Are You From?

It can be a struggle to answer the inevitable question: ‘Where are you from?’ when you’re not quite sure. A young woman of mixed heritage searches for an answer by looking back over three generations of her family. Documents, family stories and of course the British staple of tea and biscuits help her figure out a way to reply.

A personal look at questions of identity, at a time where migration, political isolation and reclaiming history are hot topics. Is it important to look to your own past in order to better respond to wider issues present today?

This film contains discriminatory language which some viewers may find offensive.

New Creatives is supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.

Producer/Director: Lawrence Essex
Narrator/Writer: Sophie Gresswell
Editor: William Long
Director of Photography: Daniel Tempel-Merzougui

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5 minutes

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