These films share an intimate view of British South Asian women’s lives, connected through a shared history of working at Mansfield Mills, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Focussing on women I have grown up around, this project is about first & second generation women from the Indian subcontinent that have spent their working lives in Britain’s textiles & hosiery industry. Looking closer into their lives, I realise that there are multiple relationships and complexities relating to:

“…the past, the peasant past, the tribal past and the colonial past each with it’s own particular prescriptions for the woman’s role, constantly intruding on the present”. (Wilson 1978)