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Last of the Dictionary Men: A Documentary Film

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tina Gharavi


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The North East of England boasts a proud maritime and industrial heritage that has all but disappeared from today’s landscape along the River Tyne. Within this heritage lies a remarkable Middle Eastern connection – South Shields is the Land of the Arabs! Over the course of 100 years, thousands of seamen from Yemen settled in the small town of South Shields and made it their home. Today, only 13 seamen from this first generation survive. The Last of the Dictionary Men is a new historical documentary with interviews from leading social historians, community leaders from the Al-Azhar Mosque and the South Shields Yemeni host community.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Gharavi T

Publication type: Digital or Visual Media

Publication status: Published

Year: 2008

Source Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher: Bridge + Tunnel Productions

Place Published: Newcastle, UK

Type: DVD

Format: DVD, Digital Video