I Came Here

I Came Here: 1939 To Present Day is an oral history DVD which compares experiences, memories and stories of arrival and settlement in Leicester across the generations.

It traces journeys to Leicester from a variety of countries including Somalia, Kurdistan, Zimbabwe, Montserrat, Jamaica, Trinidad, China, Germany, India, and Ireland.

I Came Here was produced by a core group of volunteers who are migrants who came to Leicester between 2002 and 2007 working with film maker Tove Dalenius.

The DVD was installed in the Community Gallery at the Newarke Houses Museum and was used as part of the Moving Here exhibition at New Walk Museum.

It is available on request to schools, community centres and libraries in and around Leicester.

The Heritage Lottery Fund supported the production of the DVD.

The DVD has been split into six movies and can be viewed on youtube:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

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