YOUNG people have collected the memories of a generation of pioneering immigrants.

Teenagers have produced a 15-minute DVD about the experiences of people who emigrated to Huddersfield from Pakistan in the 1950s and 1960s.

From Desi to Pardesi – Home and Away – was unveiled at a special event at Tolson Museum this week.

The DVD includes interviews with 20 men and women who moved from Pakistan to find work here.

It was made by 19 people aged from 15 to 19 from the Pakistani Youth Forum.

Spokesman Mumtaz Ali explained the project.

“We found that young people felt disconnected from their elders,” he said.

“The project helped the young people learn about recording and editing video, but the biggest skill they learnt was to bridge the gap with the older generation.”

From Desi to Pardesi, which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was unveiled at Tolson Museum.

Kirklees leader Clr Mehboob Khan and chief executive Adrian Lythgo were among guests at the event.

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