Windrush Past and Present: Film and Discussion
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Duration: 70 mins
A Very Brit(ish) Voice
Dir: Jaha Browne
UK 2019 33 mins
A Very Brit(ish) Voice is an award-winning documentary film that explores the stories of Caribbean people who travelled in the UK between 1948 and 1971 and settled in Leicester.
The film tells these stories through the words of seven otherwise ‘missing voices’ and reflects their experiences in the community. With contributions from Dennis ‘Sugar’ Christopher, Nelista Cuffy, Elaine Hinds, Robert Lee, Pearl Ricketts, Boston Williams and musical storytelling from Mellow Baku; the film captures the experiences of the Windrush Generation and that of the present generation in their own words.
Siren Calls: To an Illusive Journey
UK 2022 34 mins
Commissioned by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, and composed by Philip Herbert with two independent choreographic interpretations by Monique Jonas and Thomas Tawala Prestø, Siren Calls: To an Illusive Journey seeks to honour the Windrush generation and crystallise their experiences.
The film showcases behind the scenes footage on the making of the shows, including interviews with the producer, composer, choreographers and musicians. Interpretation - Siren Calls: To an Illusive Journey is a unique look into a multifaceted creative practice. A voice of hope, aspiration and dreams that generations still have to navigate.
Please note: films without BBFC certification can only be screened to over 18s. This does not necessarily indicate that the films contain adult content.