2021 Festival Dates

June 22nd – August 29th

OCTOBER 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

OPENING NIGHT – BLACK LIVES MATTER

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Visibly Me (dir. Nicola Cross, UK, 2016), 21 minutes
Visibly me tells the story of a 47-year-old woman with no partner and no children who finds herself invisible and feels she has no choice but to find the antidote.

Cardiff 1919 Riots Redrawn (dir. Kyle Legall, UK, 2020), 28 minutes
Cardiff 1919: Riots Redrawn is a vivid day-by-day, hour-by-hour account of the Cardiff race riots, pieced together from reports in local newspapers, following the dynamic ebb and flow of the rioting.

Caribbean Skin, African Identity (dir. Mandisa Pantin, Trinidad and Tobago, 2012), 40 Minutes
Exploring the evolution of the idea of African identity in the Caribbean against the backdrop of Emancipation Day rituals and parade

OCTOBER 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

CELEBRATING OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

501 Not Out (dir. Sam Lockyer, United Kingdom, 2019)
Over twenty-five years on from Brian Lara’s world-record breaking innings for Warwickshire at Edgbaston, brand new documentary 501 Not Out tells the story of cricket’s first global superstar.

OCTOBER 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

JAMAICA NIGHT

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Just ah likkle piece of Jamaica in Port Talbot
(dir. Tracy Pallant, Wales, 2019), 40 minutes
A celebration of the previously untold stories of Jamaican Elders who made Port Talbot, South Wales, their home in the 1950s and 60s.

OCTOBER 31, 2020 - 7:00pm

OUR LEGACY

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

The Peckham Wall – A Silent Voice (dir. Tracey Francis, UK, 2018), 2 minutes
This two-minute film addresses the silent but constant voice of the Peckham Wall that was moved from Peckham Hill Street to outside of the Peckhamplex Cinema.

Footsteps of the Emperor
(dir. Dr. Shawn Naphtali Sobers, UK, 1999), 50 minutes
Highlighting Eithiopiean Emperor Haile Selassie I’s exile in Britain’s Bath in this docudrama

NOVEMBER 06, 2020 - 7:00pm

OUR STORIES

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by discussion with filmmaker George Amponsah and producer Dionne Walker

Harold Phillips – Lord Woodbine (dir. Lana Hughes, UK, 2020), 28 minutes
Alexander D Great’s song “Harold Phillips, Lord Woodbine” commemorates the life of the Trinidadian calypsonian who coached the Beatles in their early teens. Videographer Lana Hughes captures Alexander’s performance, interspersed with pictures informing us of Woodbine’s arrival in 1948 on the Empire Windrush, as well as his musical career in Liverpool, including driving the Beatles to Hamburg for the first time in 1960. His influence on the “Fab Four” has been somewhat “airbrushed out”. This video goes someway to towards restoring his reputation as their musical mentor.

Hard Stop
(dir. George Amponsah, United Kingdom, 2015) 85 minutes
The police killing of Mark Duggan in London in 2011 ignites the worst civil unrest in recent British history.

NOVEMBER 07, 2020 - 4:30pm

RACE AND REPRESENTATION

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Jamaican Men: A Collector’s Choice I Art Exhibition July 2012 London (dir. Dionne Walker, UK, 2012), 9 minutes
An interaction between Jamaica through art, and an interesting mixed audience made of African, British and Caribbean people

Iciline Brown, our Windrush Generation Story (dir. Monica D. Brown, UK, 2016), 10 minutes
A successful Windrush story about fighting to win.

The Story of Sam King MBE (dir. Quince Garcia, UK, 2019), 17 minutes
Sam King MBE was involved in many activities that moved the U.K in a direction where the nation would acknowledge a new type of diversity, culture and politics.

NOVEMBER 07, 2020 - 7:00pm

OUR VOYAGE

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross
(dir. Frances-Anne Solomon, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, 2019) 110 minutes
The story of Ulric Cross, a West Indian lawyer who joined the Pan-African independence movements sweeping the world in the 1960s.

NOVEMBER 08, 2020 - 2:00pm

WINDRUSH WOMEN

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Windrush Child (Rainbow Collective Animation Club, The Green, United KIngdom, 2018), 2 minutes
An animated tribute to the Windrush generation from children in London.

Focus Claudia Jones (dir. Joyce Fraser, Zoom Presentation, United KIngdom, 2020), 11 minutes
Filmed theatre enactment on the life of Claudia Jones 2020. A new play by the Black heroes Foundation.

Thanks For Coming (dir. Daisy Jones, United KIngdom, 2019), 4 minutes
Thanks For Coming deals with the mistreatment of the Windrush Generation that was highlighted in the news in 2018. This scandal speaks of a growing attitude towards immigrants in our country and asks the question: What is it that makes someone British?

NOVEMBER 08, 2020 - 4:00pm

WINDRUSH CHRONICLES

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle
(United Kingdom, 2019) 60 minutes
Monologues that reveal the hopes, desires, achievements, shattered dreams and broken promises of a single fictionalised family over four generations.

NOVEMBER 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

AWARDS CEREMONY + FESTIVAL CLOSING

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Reunion (dir. Frances Anne Solomon, UK, 1992), 30 minutes
In 1943, 300 middle class “coloured” women from across the West Indies were recruited to the ATS, a branch of the British Army. This film documents for the first time the contribution of these women to WW2.

Rootical: An Audience with Charlie Phillips (dir. Nike Hatzidimou, UK, 2006), 25 minutes
A biographical look at Afro Caribbean photographer, Charlie Phillips who examined the social implications of immigration to the UK

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 - 6:30pm

Media Launch & Program Reveal

Moderated by Garry Stewart, Recognize Black Heritage & Culture

Panelists: Patrick Vernon and Frances-Anne Solomon

The Windrush Generation, History and Storytelling

A panel discussion on the contributions and influence of the Windrush Generation.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 - 7:30pm

Tribute to Michael Gilkes

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

Panelists: Christopher Laird and Mark Gilkes

Sargasso! A Caribbean Love Story (Michael Gilkes, Dominica/Guyana, 1991, 47 minutes)

The first screen adaptation of Jean Rhys novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, from a Caribbean perspective. It examines the girlhood and marriage of Antoinette Bertha Cosway, the madwoman in the attic in Charlotte Brontëe’s novel Jane Eyre. The film also includes biographical and critical information about Rhys.

OCTOBER 03, 2020 - 7:00pm

Co-Presentation with CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Event includes Windrush Archival Footage experience

Screening will be followed by talkback session

A People’s Art – Genesis of Freedom
(dir. Tony Oldham, United Kingdom, 2019) 58 minutes

Ayesha is a young mixed-race British girl who is on a journey to find out the truth about what the Notting Hill Carnival really represents. From its genesis in the 1958 Race Riots and a young man’s murder to its contemporary perception as a Carnival of violence, Ayesha discovers that this vibrant, colourful Carnival represents something much deeper in British history.