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West is West

Event information

Film Education extended National Schools Film Week to collaborate with the BFI and the London Film Festival, to screen titles previously screened to the public as part of the Festival in the form of a small tour of regional cinemas.

Date: Friday 3 December 2010
Venue: Manchester Cornerhouse

'West Is West' is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed film 'East Is East'. Set in Manchester in 1975, the now much diminished, but still dysfunctional Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, is under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So in a last attempt to sort him out, his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No.1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he abandoned 35 years earlier.