UPLANDS

Jenny Holt
2014
11 mins
{PROGRAMME: HUMAN BEINGS: AT WORK AND PLAY} The Pennine moorlands which overshadow the post-industrial towns of the North of England define the character of this area of Britain. This landscape created the foundation for industry to develop, then provided a means of escape for generations of workers on a Sunday. But to the families of former migrant workers drawn to the region by its once dominant textiles trade, these hills remain an un-travelled-to backdrop to urban existence. 'Uplands' explores the Northern English landscape through the eyes of a Muslim man born in Bradford, of Pakistani heritage, and part of a small trend beginning to redress this balance - reimagining the uplands through an Asian sensibility and reconsidering it as a landscape of home.