Half hour documentary made in 1992 to mark the 20th anniversary of the sudden expulsion of approximately 80 000 South Asians from Uganda, a decision made by President Idi Amin. Many of the refugees settled in Leicester, with their family and friends, even though the City Council attempted to divert them by advertising in the Ugandan press with an infamous slogan: “Don’t Come To Leicester”. Twenty years later, they were and remain an essential part of the fabric of Leicester’s society.
The film examines some of the historical, political, economic, cultural and personal factors in this tumultuous event, with archive footage and contemporary filming and interviews. Screened on BBC regional television.