Are you a budding or established filmmaker? Can you produce a short compelling film based on the Windrush generation? Entry to the Digital Storytelling Project is open.
Filmmakers are invited to submit proposals for a digital film based on the theme “My Windrush Story – What Windrush Means to Me”, the final film will be no more than three minutes long. Proposals must be in by 13 April 2020. ( Image: Claudia Jones)
Launching this competition as part of the inaugural Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF), Garry Stewart, of Recognise Black Heritage & Culture, one of the co-organisers, said:
“We hope these films will bridge the gap between the Windrush generation’s experience and 21st century perspectives.”
This year marks 72 years since those initial 500 West Indians embarked on that historic journey to help rebuild a war-torn Britain. In the last few years, their contributions to life in the UK have been brought into question and resulted in what’s been described as “The Windrush Scandal”.
Thousands of people have been caught up in these shameful events, which have resulted in the wrongful deportation of dozens, and has been blamed for the death of many, both here in the UK and those wrongfully deported to the Caribbean.
The festival which will be an annual event, will both celebrate and educate on the culture and contributions to Britain of the Windrush generation and their descendants, their impact on British life, racism, colonialism and immigration; through screenings, talkbacks and a digital storytelling project to create 10 new short films each year.