The National Archives has records from the Central Office of Information which made thousands of films to educate and inform the public about such issues as child safety, crime prevention and health.
Insaaf, which is the Urdu word for ‘fair play’ or ‘justice’, is the title of a 1971 film made by the Central Office of Information. It features actors Marc Zuber, Rafiq Anwar, Sahab Qizilbash and Aziz Resham among others.
The film was targeted at the British South Asian community with the aim of raising awareness about the 1968 Race Relations Act. This Act made it illegal to refuse housing, employment, or public services to a person on the grounds of colour, race, ethnic or national origins.
While The National Archives does not hold the film itself, Insaaf is available to watch in full for free on the British Film Institute's BFI Player