Videos posted by Yasmin Zadeh

Growing up in Rothrhithe during WW2 (Part 1)

Growing up in Rothrhithe during WW2 (Part 1)

Vai Newman was born and has lived within the Rotherhithe area all of her life and experienced life there during the Second World War. Vai recounts some of the strict rules and regulations people adhered to during the war, life during the blitz and her schooldays. Vai also gives a vivid account of how different Rotherhithe was back then, with its dangerous riversides and mainly industrial wharfs that surrounded the area.

Everyday life and tradition in remote Sweden during the 50s and 60s (Part 2)

Everyday life and tradition in remote Sweden during the 50s and 60s (Part 2)

In the second part of her interview Christina finishes recounting what life was like in beautiful and remote Sweden in the 1950s and 60s. Here she focuses especially on the incredible landscape that surrounded her as a child and the everyday activities she partook in as a child.

Life in Trinidad for an Indian family in the 1950s

Life in Trinidad for an Indian family in the 1950s

Tara Ramdeen's family moved to Trinidad from India to work in the plantations. They ended up settling there and it is where she spent a very happy childhood, although she did feel elements of separation from the Afro-Caribbean community. In this interview Tara explains what life was like on the beautiful, self-sufficient island and how her family maintained their Indian culture in such vastly different surroundings.

Spanish protests in Plaza de Catalunya 28th May 2011

Spanish protests in Plaza de Catalunya 28th May 2011

Currently all over Spain there are a huge series of protests going on. They are a response to what are considered to be many unjust political and economic legislations. The government is believed to not be doing enough to help the terrible economic climate currently facing Spain. Young people, the unemployed, students, workers, retirees, people wanting to get on the property ladder... They are the worst affected and in these protests they are all are united in making politicians take notice and change their ways. This protest took place on 28/5/2011 in the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona. For several hours groups of protestors united to make as much noise as possible before the political speeches began. This video illustrates this. For more information (Spanish): http://www.democraciarealya.es/

Rationing and and Children's Routines during WW2

Rationing and and Children's Routines during WW2

In the second part of his interview Alex talks about rationing during the Second World War and how families struggled on a daily basis to feed themselves with the tiny quantities they were allowed. He talks of how his mother had to scrub floors to make ends meet whilst his father was away in the army, and of the short while he spent away when he was evacuated as a boy of 4. Alex also remembers a couple of cheeky adventures him and his friends used to embark on to get around their sweet cravings!