3rd Annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival

From 17 June to 17 July – in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, and Liverpool as well as through virtual screenings – the third annual edition of WCFF will present a collection of feature, documentary and short films accompanied by panel discussions and workshops themed “From Empire to Commonwealth”.

Wales – Friday, 17 June to Sunday, 19 June

Friday, 17 June 2022
7:30 PM GMT

Riverfront

Kingsway, Newport
NP20 1HG
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Wales – Opening Night – Friday, 17 June

7:30PM

 

Feature Film

REBEL DREAD

Rebel Dread is the story of Don Letts, the legendary filmmaker, DJ, musician, and cultural commentator. The film frames Don’s story as a first-generation British-born black man within the nascent punk scene of the 1970s and 80s – how rastas and punks found a common bond, both outside of the mainstream, and how Don introduced reggae to the punks.

Director: WILLIAM E. BADGLEY

Followed by a Q&A with Aleighcia Scott and Don Letts

 

10:00PM

After Party at the Westbridge Hotel

Wales – Saturday, 18 June

11:00AM

BECOMING AN ARTIST: CHARLIE PHILLIPS
Director: TATE KIDS

 

JEMIMA AND JOHNNY
Having recently moved to London from Jamaica little Jemima is found on the street by street-wise Johnny a five-year old boy.

Director: LIONEL NGAKANE

 

12:00PM

FEATURE FILM
BATTLEDREAM CHRONICLES

In the year 2100, humankind has achieved paradise ? and seen it torn away from them.

Director: ALAIN BIDARD

 

5:00PM

 

FEATURE FILM
SOMETIMES WE ARE INVISIBLE
Director: JUNE CAMPBELL DAVIS

 

THE ARRIVAL
Director: ANNETTA LAUFER

 

A TIME FOR NEW DREAMS
Director: YVONNE CONNIKE

 

6:30PM

 

FEATURE FILM
GENERATION REVOLUTION

Generation Revolution brings to screen the powerful story of a new generation of black and brown activists.

Directors: CASSIE QUARLESS & USAYD YOUNIS

 

8:00PM

 

FEATURE FILM
PRESSURE

Hailed as Britain’s first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted British-born black youths.

Director: HORACE OVÉ

Wales – Sunday, 19 June

11:00AM

 

BECOMING AN ARTIST: CHARLIE PHILLIPS
Director: TATE KIDS

 

JEMIMA AND JOHNNY
Having recently moved to London from Jamaica little Jemima is found on the street by street-wise Johnny a five-year old boy.

Director: LIONEL NGAKANE

 

12:15PM

 

FEATURE FILM
BATTLEDREAM CHRONICLES

In the year 2100, humankind has achieved paradise ? and seen it torn away from them.

Director: ALAIN BIDARD

 

3:00PM

 

FEATURE FILM
SOMETIMES WE ARE INVISIBLE
Director: JUNE CAMPBELL DAVIS

 

THE ARRIVAL

It’s August 6th, 1962 – Jamaican Independence Day. Daisy, a young Jamaican arrives to the ‘Mother Country’ of Britain to start a new life with her husband, whom she has not seen for two years.
Director: ANNETTA LAUFER

 

A TIME FOR NEW DREAMS
Director: YVONNE CONNIKE

 

4:00PM

 

FEATURE FILM
RAISIN IN THE SUN
This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago.

Director: DANIEL PETRIE

 

7:00PM

 

FEATURE FILM
AFRICAN REDEMPTION: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARCUS GARVEY
In his short life Marcus Mosiah Garvey, would go on to become the world’s foremost Pan-Africanist.

Director: ROY T ANDERSON

Central London – Windrush Day – Wednesday, 22 June

Wednesday, 22 June 2022
3:30 PM GMT

Prince Charles Cinema

7 Leicester Pl, London
WC2H 7BY

Central London – Wednesday, 22 June

3:30PM

SUPERHEROES WEAR HOODIES

A group of British Black youths from one of London’s most notorious estates defy public perception by supporting their local community when they needed it the most.

Director: JASON OSBOURNE

 

HATS

A black barrister Eve struggles with her decision to put her West Indian mother into a white suburban care home.

DIRECTOR: MICHELLE PASCAL

 

RUSS HENDERSON

The film recounts Henderson’s long road to fame, from struggling musician in the 1950s fighting racism and poverty, to receiving recognition in the form of an MBE for long-standing services to the music industry.

DIRECTOR: MIKE MCKENZIE

 

Supporting The Westminster Windrush Film Festival 2022 Featuring The Documentary:

 

FEATURE FILM

STILL WE RISE

A documentary which captures the firsthand experiences of our Westminster Windrush generation as they took an extraordinary step in their lives to travel to Britain.

Followed by a Q&A.

South London – Saturday, 25 June

Saturday, 25 June 2022
5:00 PM GMT

The Ritzy

Coldharbour Lane Brixton, London
SW2 1JG

FEATURE FILM:
PRESSURE

Hailed as Britain’s first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents’ church-going conformity and his brother’s Black Power militancy.

Director: SIR HORACE OVÉ


About the Director:

Sir Horace Óve, born in Trinidad is credited by Guinness World Records as being the first black British film-maker to direct a feature-length picture, with Pressure in 1976.

 

Panel

A tribute to Sir Horace Óve.

East London – Fri 1 July

Friday, 1 July, 2022 6:00 PM GMT
REBEL DREAD + PANEL
Genesis Cinema
93-95 Mile End Road
Bethnal Green
E1 4UJ
July 1, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 PM GMT

East London – Friday, 1 July

This screening is hosted by Joy Coker Editor/Cultural Programmer and Founder of ALT A Review the UK’s only bespoke arts and culture print and online newspaper celebrating diversity in the creative industries: alt-africa.com | IG: alt_africa

 

DROP OUT

Tobi, an inspiring musician, faces his greatest battle ever. Telling his beloved mother he needs to drop out of university.

Director: ADE FEMZO

 

SUPERHEROES WEAR HOODIES

A group of British Black youths from one of London’s most notorious estates defy public perception by supporting their local community when they needed it the most. Followed by a Q&A with the Director.
Director: JASON OSBOURNE

 

THE BALLAD OF OLIVE MORRIS

Brixton, 1969. 17 year old Olive Morris gets violently caught up in an incident of police brutality as she helped a Nigerian diplomat being wrongly arrested for stealing his own car.

DIRECTOR: ALEX KAYODE-KAY

 

FEATURE FILM
REBEL DREAD

Rebel Dread is the story of Don Letts, the legendary filmmaker, DJ, musician, and cultural commentator.

Director: WILLIAM E. BADGLEY

 

PANEL with Lee Jasper and Lee Lawrence:

With the rising mistrust of government and the police, are we returning to a hostile environment?

Birmingham – Closing Night and WCFF 2022 Film Awards – Sunday, 17 July

Sunday, 17 July 2022
5:00 PM GMT
Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Birmingham – Sunday, 17 July 2022

5:00PM

Doors close at 5:30 PM.
Refreshments will be available between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

 

FEATURE FILM:
BABYLON
Franco Rosso’s incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension” Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ of Jamaican origin as he pursues his musical ambitions in South London, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbours, police, and the National Front.

Director: FRANCO ROSSO

 

8:00PM

 

WCFF 2022 Film Awards

TALKBACK
SOUND SYSTEM LEGACIES:
The Soundtrack To Our Culture
with Dr Martin Glynn, Screenwriter, Playwright

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