The reality of partition
72 years on and the repercussions of Partition still trickle through the dense fields, deep rivers, and scorched earth of India and Pakistan.
The unified Indian subcontinent prior to the British Raj has become a distant memory. And as two nations attempt to acquire a strong global footing, both are fraught with sectarian violence on their borders and misconstrued lamentations regarding the other.
The generation of South Asians that witnessed Partition first-hand are now in the latter stage of their lives.
Despite the hardship, struggle and loss they endured, one cannot but help admire their keen resilience to resettle and rebuild in new and unfamiliar lands, and against all odds, start their lives once again.
But as their stories shift to other corners of the globe, memories of the past remain vivid and unyielding.
In this short documentary video, Aidem Digital, the parent company of DESIblitz, investigates the impact of Partition and Independence on Asians in Birmingham.
Through recorded video histories, written features, and a special exhibition supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we explore how such a seismic event in modern South Asian history continues to resonate even today.
Date & Time
Friday 20 Sept | 12pm – 2pm
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS
Booking required, book here
Floors in building accessible by lift