South Asian Heritage month is celebrated in July-August every year. It aims to raise the profile of British South Asian Heritage and History in the UK. Using Arts, Education and culture with the vision to helping people to understand diversity of present-day Britain.
Now in its third year, the month is an opportunity to celebrate the impact and contributions made by South Asian cultures and commemorate South Asian history in the UK.
In celebration of the month, which ends on the 17th August, Disney+ have curated a selection of films, animations and documentaries on their platform that honour the stories and voices of the South Asian communities.
Amongst the varied content are gems such as the Life Of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Eternals, The Jungle Book and Million Dollar Arm.
This year’s South Asian Heritage Month also takes a deeper look at how empires such as the Mughal, the Duranni, the Vijayanagar and the British, from indentured labourers forced to travel to the Caribbean and East Asia, and other migrants who travelled by choice to Africa and beyond, to the journeys that families made to the UK with just £3 in their pockets, we have all been affected by the journeys of empire.
“It is about reclaiming the history and identity of British South Asians. People need to be able to tell their own stories, and this is an opportunity to show what it means to be South Asian in the 21st century, as well as look to the past to see how Britain became the diverse country it is today.”
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