Here to Stay


How the Asian youth in Newham counter racist attacks.

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Producer: Surinder Puri
Year Produced: 1985
Running time: 20 minutes
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A documentary on Asian youth in the Newham area of East London. It briefly looks at the Newham Seven case, where seven Asian youths were accused of taking the law into their own hands because of the Police’s inaction towards racist attacks. The charges against them ranged from affray and ABH to conspiracy.

The programme shows how the case was a direct and indirect inspiration for others to stand up and challenge racism and what the young people are doing to help themselves. It also looks at the changing attitudes of second generation Asians, who talk about their own experiences in dealing with policing and racist attacks. Most of the information comes over from interviews on marches/pickets and at youth clubs.

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