75 Years of Black British Cinema
In 2023, Windrush Caribbean Film festival will explore the complex relationship between the big screen and the Windrush migrants from the Commonwealth through screening films from across the span of the 75 years of Black British CInema. This captivating filmic experience along with interactive workshops and thought-provoking events, will once again highlight the artistic, political and social contribution of the original pioneers as well as their descendants who are shaping Britain today, forming their own cultural and political narratives and identities to shine bright in their own starry night.
Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross
In 1941 Ulric Cross, a young man from Trinidad, leaves his island home to seek his fortune. He survived the War as the RAF’s most decorated West Indian. Then, his life takes another course and he becomes part of the movement of history. Cross’ long life spanned
The struggles for justice by the families of people that have died in police custody in the UK and the resistance to state violence. This their story. The silence over the police killings of Black people is now broken. Since 1969, over two thousand people have died at the hands of the police in the UK. Shootings, chokeholds, batons, gassing, suffocation, restraint and brutal beatings are some of the methods used. In this documentary, the families of the victims of police violence demand justice. They ask why society ignores human rights abuses by agents of the state. This reflection on resistance is poignant and political, capturing the brutality and trauma as well as the unrelenting fightback of those who will not be silent about state violence.