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White Girl is a 2008, BAFTA Award-winning BBC film produced by Abi Morgan, made as part of the BBC's White Season and portrays a white family who move from an area of Leedsmarker that has predominently White British inhabitants to an area of Bradfordmarker composed of inhabitants of South Asian heritage.

Plot

The film is told from the perspective of 11-year-old Leah, (Holly Kenny), whose life is altered when her mother, Debbie (Anna Maxwell Martin) moves the family from a white suburb of Leedsmarker to an Asian area of neighbouring Bradfordmarker after her recent abusive relationship break-up. At first, Catholic, Leah is reluctant to partake in the activities of the Muslim majority and walks out of an Islamic assembly at School, however through time she becomes more open to Islam, begins wearing a hijab and attending a Mosque, much to her mother's displeasure.

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Controversy

Many in Bradford have complained the film, like so many others set in the city, portrays a negative image of the area. Previous films such as Rita, Sue and Bob Too, which was set in the city brought attention to the city's deprived Buttershawmarker area, whilst East is East (which was set in Salfordmarker) also showed the city in a negative light, dubbing it 'Bradistan' owing to the city's Asian population. In contrast the film shows neigbouring city, Leedsmarker in a more positive light.

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