Bradford – Child of Empire

Event Details

  • Location: Bradford Cathedral
  • Address: 1 Stott Hill, Bradford, BD1 4EH
  • Start date: 14th November 2022
  • End date: 19th November 2022
  • Times: 10am - 4pm Monday & Wednesday-Saturday
  • Entry fee: Free

Child of Empire is an animated virtual reality (VR) docu-drama experience which immerses viewers in one of the largest forced migrations in human history: the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

The film takes audiences through a deeply personal perspective of this epic historical event. Two men from the Partition generation — Ishar Das Arora (voiced by Adil Hussain), an Indian Hindu who migrated from Pakistan to India, and Iqbal-ud-din Ahmed (voiced by Salman Shahid), a Pakistani Muslim who made the opposite journey — share childhood memories of their experiences while playing a board game.

Join us for the closing event of ‘Child of Empire’ on Saturday 19th November at 7pm which will include a chance for you to explore the VR exhibition as well as see three short films. Refreshments served from 6.30pm.