Meera Syal: Anita & Me… and Me


To introduce her 2002 film Anita And Me, Meera Syal journeys back to Essington in the Black Country – the mining village where she grew up. She describes how her childhood here inspired the coming-of-age novel Anita and Me, that she subsequently adapted into a film. 

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I wanted to record the lives of us – the first generation of British Asian kids born here
— Meera Syal.

Executive Producers: Sebastian Barfield and John Durrant

Director: Rob Hifle.