Creatives behind the London based Audax Conceptual Collective and Treehouse Films have joined forces to launch #FORTITUDE, a powerful documentary discussing what it means to be Black and British.
Borne out of a desire to give a diverse group of Black Londoners the platform to open up on race, its ramifications, and where we stand today, the interview-led production will launch on streaming platform Waterbear on 17th December.
Documenting the stories and societal perspectives of Black Londoners including model and activist, Sabrina Elba, Editor-in-chief of Marie Claire UK, Andrea Thomson, Activist and Photographer, Misan Harriman and Actor, Stevie Gamble, the conversations detail the role race has played in their lives and how — despite the many differences that exist amongst them — similar encounters with racism and the subsequent implications that have affected every aspect of their existence. It also shines a light on those whose voices tend to be heard less often, encompassing a myriad of ages and backgrounds from doctors to artists.
FORTITUDE aims to drive the audience to better understand the ramifications of these occurrences on the communities in question, and to promote dialogue regarding the best means, both collectively and individually, by which to address these issues.
Activist and Photographer Misan Harriman said of the production, “At a time when our hearts were broken, FORTITUDE presented the opportunity to collectively build ourselves back up in telling our truth, and telling our stories. It was an honour to be a part of this production”.
The FORTITUDE trailer can be watched here