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An allotment is a small strip of land allocated to an individual or family living in the city so they can grow their own crops. They became popular in Britain during World War Two when the Government was keen that the country be as self-sufficient as possible - which meant people growing their own food, but have fallen out of favour in recent years. This film, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, is about a group of gardeners working allotments in Merseyside. When one of these is allocated to a refugee family, racial prejudice and other tensions rise to the surface. It works as both a bittersweet comedy and a parable about how we welcome people into our communities.
Frantic comedy in which a young Jewish boy is in a panic to find that his bar mitzvah is set for the same day as the World Cup Final.
11–16 years 89 mins
Documentary about immigration, focused on two Burmese families who relocate to Sheffield from a Thai refugee camp.
11+ years 90 mins
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