The Anti-Deportation Tapes

Rights Remix

24 March 2018, 14:30-15:30

Cities hold a million stories and many remain written out of the popular historical narrative. In partnership with Collecting Birmingham, as part of the BBC #Civilisations festival, we present newly digitised union campaign films from our archive of grassroots, independent and campaign video produced by TURC Video and partner organisations in Birmingham. This free screening includes two 1984 campaign films made for the NALGO led Anti-Deportation Campaign in the West Midlands, and highlights the tireless work of veteran Birmingham activist and campaigner Muhammad Idrish.

We are delighted to include these films as part of the final exhibition of the Collecting Birmingham project, an innovative acquisitions and engagement project which has captured people’s lived experiences, achievements, their struggles. Focusing on stories of people from Aston, Soho, Nechells and Ladywood, the exhibition features new collections that reflect the experiences of diverse Birmingham people – from working lives, to community activists and protest movements. By situating selections from our archive within it, we hope to engage a new generation with histories that have been written-out of the popular historical narrative.

There will also be a chance to join the UNISON Singers for a song or two.

FREE, no booking required, however seating will be limited.

Venue: Your Birmingham Gallery, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery


Keith Dodds, Videotheque commission (detail), Vivid Projects 2017