A new work by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Personal reflections on Partition

Personal reflections on Partition

In this unique and deeply beautiful immersive exhibition, two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reflects on the largest mass migration ever witnessed, which took place exactly 70 years ago this year. HOME1947 puts a human face on history, asking what it means to find and feel at home.

More than 10 million people were displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent states, India and Pakistan. HOME1947 brings a powerfully personal perspective to their collective story – through a series of short drama and documentary films, a gallery installation, and an elegiac reimagining of a century-old house, recreating the long-lost sights, sounds and smells of what millions once called home.

As the refugee crisis continues to affect millions across the world, HOME1947 shows us this world not through the words of historians and politicians, but through the eyes of those who lived through it.

Do you or a member of your family have a story about partition you would like to share?
As part of our HOME1947 installation at Northlight Mill #Brierfield next weekend we also have home1947.com, an oral archive of stories told directly by the people who experienced it. This will be a lasting legacy and an archive of personal experiences of this important piece of history.
You can go to the website home1947.com to leave your story and hear stories told by others or also phone free phone numbers to leave your story (in your chosen language)
UK: 08000119839
Pakistan: 0080090044226
India: 0008000401260

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, the British Council and Super Slow Way. Produced by Manchester International Festival and The Lowry