AFTER THE STORM(30 mins/1992/Dir: Ken Fero).
When 'Allied' forces launched a war against Iraq in 1991 the Arab community in Britain sat horrified as they witnessed on television the death of innocent civilians and the destruction of a country. 'After The Storm' takes us through the experiences of a settled Arab community of Iraqi, Palestinian and Yemeni children, writers, political activists and steelworkers. It examines how Arabs are attacked and despised in the media and how this is manipulated to sway public opinion in times of war. The programme expresses the pain and anger experienced by the community during the Gulf war. The film also explores the contribution of working class Arabs and political refugees to Britain and their demands and struggles, as a community, are expressed in this film for the first time.
"vital viewing" - Spare Rib