Bussing Out will focus on a hidden history that shaped the identity of ethnic minority children who came to Bradford in the sixties and seventies. Bussing Out was a Department of Education Policy advising local authorities to disperse ‘immigrant’ children from urban inner city primary schools into schools in outlying white areas. The reason for this was racially motivated; because the ‘immigrant’ children meant Black and Asian children. Immigration and integration continues to be hot topic, and dispersal is often brought up again and again as the solution.
BBC North Inside Out - 10 minute documentary on the history of The Dispersal Policy from a national and local perspective. With an introduction from producer Lucy Smickersgill.
25 min documentary made by Joe Hopkinson about Bussing in Huddersfield.
Sushma Patel an independent producer will talk for 10 mins about Bussing in Southall, London.
A live discussion between people who were bussed:
Tariq Mehmood - novelist and Associate Professor at the American University in Beirut.
Mohammed Taj - first non-white leader of the TGWU and campaigner against Bussing
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