The Curry House Kid (w/t) brings world-renowned choreographer Akram Khan back to the curry houses of his youth to create a new piece of dance that tells the story of immigrant identity. Khan, who grew up as the son of a Bangladeshi immigrant restaurateur, meets the chefs and OCs (“onion cutters”) who created the great British curry house in the face of hostility and, often, violent racism. Exploring their stories of immigration, he comes face-to-face with his own past, his family history, and the reasons he became a dancer.
Researcher – Shaharul Khan
Producer – Poppy Begum
Editor – Will Grayburn
Executive Producers – Neil Crombie and Joe Evans
Filmed, Produced and Directed by Nick Poyntz
1×60 for C4
Distributed by All3Media International