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Redbridge migrant stories to be included in documentary

Aleeza Zahin (left) and Rebecca Kemal (right) at the stall on Saturday Aleeza Zahin (left) and Rebecca Kemal (right) at the stall on Saturday

Monday, May 12, 2014
2:13 PM

Questions from people across the community were asked at a stall in Ilford High Street to encourage “a better understanding” of immigration into this country.

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Team V Redbridge leader Rebecca Kemal talks to members of the public on Saturday.Team V Redbridge leader Rebecca Kemal talks to members of the public on Saturday.

Ten people told their thought-provoking stories to volunteer group Team V Redbridge last Saturday as part of the campaign Routes to Roots.

Rebecca Kemal, Team V leader for Redbridge, said: “The event was really good. A lot of people were asking us general questions about the stall rather than telling a story about migration.”

Stories told by members of the public will be put forward for a documentary to be produced in collaboration with Eastside Community Heritage - a community development organisation based in High Road, Ilford.

The documentary - also called Routes to Roots - will be finished in the next two weeks.

It will then be handed over to Eastside Community Heritage to show at its events.

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