Film ID: YFA 199 Video of YFA_199 Immigrants in West Yorkshire IMMIGRANTS IN WEST YORKSHIRE 1970 Visitor TabsDescription This film takes place in Bradford city centre in the early 1970s. It captures various people in the city going about their daily business. The film begins with scenes on the city streets of Bradford showing people shopping, walking along the streets, getting on buses etc. The filmmaker seems to concentrate on members of the minority communities, specifically people of the Asian and Black communities, when filming these scenes around Bradford. Towards the end of the film, a group of students (possibly members of Bradford College) gather for a short dramatic arts street performance. They have gathered in the city centre, and many intrigued passersby pause to watch the performance. Context This interesting short film showcases the vibrant multicultural make-up of Bradford in the early 1970s. The camera pans through the city streets unassumingly focusing on people from many ethnic backgrounds as they go about their daily business. Despite the obstacles that they no doubt faced, we see that immigrants have managed to forge careers for themselves in the private and the public sectors. After the end of the Second World War in 1945, there was a significant increase in immigration in the UK. Families from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and many other nations, were welcomed into the country by the British government. Many immigrants chose to reside in Yorkshire and continue to enrich local life and culture.