The 2020 Windrush Caribbean Film Festival closed with first The Paulette Wilson Windrush Award, which is named after the prominent activist who was wrongly detained by the Home Office, who went on to become one of the faces of the Windrush scandal justice campaign and died in July, the award is given to an individual who has been instrumental in advancing the narrative to achieve justice for the Windrush generation. Wilson who was a Jamaican national was one of the first to come forward to speak to the media about her case which encouraged dozens of others to follow prompting the Windrush scandal.
The recipient of the 2020 award went to Nadine White and Amelia Gentleman the award was announced by Patrick Vernon. Nadine said: I’m thrilled to be the recipient of the Paulette Wilson Award by the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival. This is for my work in the media to promote social justice in the context of Windrush Scandal. I love my community & will always be a proud Windrush generation descendent”.
Nadine White is a news reporter at HuffPost UK, based in London, where she covers current affairs, race and social justice. Her reporting was shortlisted for a 2018 Amnesty Media Award and before this, Nadine was a Hugh Cudlipp Journalism Prize finalist. Previously, she was a journalist at The Voice newspaper..
Video courtesy of the 2020 Windrush Caribbean Film Festival