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Britz

BBC America

Nov 01, 2008 Year End 2008 - Best of 2008
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A two-part miniseries told from the perspective of a brother, Sohail (Riz Ahmed), and a sister, Nasima (Manjinder Virk), Britz is a fictional tale of reality. As second generation British Muslims of Pakistani descent, the siblings have vastly dissimilar perspectives on what it means to be Muslim and adopted British. Sohail feels a debt of gratitude toward Britain and is assimilating into being as British as possible, so much so that he joins MI5 in order to unearth terrorist operations. Nasima’s experiences, particularly after the unfounded arrest and brutal treatment of her best friend, are dramatically different, to the point of her ending up in a terrorist training camp. Each sibling’s story is told with overlaps that fill in gaps and illustrate how two people growing up in the same household can arrive at remarkably varying views of the effects of the frightening legislation that has been passed in Britain since the July 7, 2005 London Transport bombings. The Muslim characters’ pronounced regional British accents imprint their Britishness in a Britain that is becoming increasingly hostile towards them, which makes the impact of their displacement all the more tangible. Britz is an accurate look at the Muslim community’s disaffection by anti-human rights foreign policy and its disenchantment—not only of Britain, but of any Western country. (http://www.bbcamerica.com)

 

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miami limos
September 4th 2010
4:26am

Hi,
Does anyone think its stupid the way our government has used our tax to get people on the public transport via a huge publicity campaign, and then proceeded to hike up the prices for it? its ridiculous, for example they introduce the congestion charge, so that more people will use our rubbish public transport, then for the third year running raise ticket prices, this is just unfair, it now costs less to use ur car in central London than it does to use public transport.