Eastside Community Heritage

Hidden From History; The Kamal Chunchie Story

The story of the founding of the Coloured Men’s Institute in Canning Town and its founder, Kamal Chunchie, is a rich and powerful story of east London and it's Black and Asian communities.

Kamal Chunchie, who was an important role model and community leader, devoted his life to the Black and Asian communities of east London.

This film brings his story to light and uncovers a powerful hidden history of east London. The film has been produced in partnership with members of the Hibiscus Caribbean elders group based in Newham discussing their experience of coming to east London, and Kamal’s daughter, Muriel.

Running time: 10 mins.