Child of Empire
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date Monday, 14th November: 10:00am - Saturday, 19th November: 4:00pm

addressBradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford, BD1 4EH

The film takes audiences through a deeply personal perspective of this epic historical event. Two men from the Partition generation — Ishar Das Arora (voiced by Adil Hussain), an Indian Hindu who migrated from Pakistan to India, and Iqbal-ud-din Ahmed (voiced by Salman Shahid), a Pakistani Muslim who made the opposite journey — share childhood memories of their experiences while playing a board game.

As the two men unpack their memories, audiences embody the experience of a 7-year-old child at key points in the migration. Child of Empire offers a powerful counter-narrative that lends a fresh perspective on the effects of forced migration on everyday individuals. Child of Empire is directly inspired by real life accounts of three Partition witnesses from both sides of the border.

Child of Empire is open during our opening hours of 10am - 4pm Monday and Wednesday - Saturday, plus a closing event from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Saturday 19th November.

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authorPosted by: Philip Lickley

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