Windrush in Westminster
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
3:30 PM GMT
Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Pl, London
Central London – Wednesday, 22 June
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
A black barrister Eve struggles with her decision to put her West Indian mother into a white suburban care home.
DIRECTOR: MICHELLE PASCAL
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:
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.
Other events on the festival
South London – Saturday, 25 June
Saturday, 25 June 2022
5:00 PM GMT
Coldharbour Lane Brixton, London
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.
A tribute to Sir Horace Óve.
East London – Fri 1 July
Friday, 1 July, 2022 6:00 PM GMT
REBEL DREAD + PANEL
93-95 Mile End Road
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
Tobi, an inspiring musician, faces his greatest battle ever. Telling his beloved mother he needs to drop out of university.
Director: ADE FEMZO
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
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
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 Awards Ceremony – Sunday, 17 July
Sunday, 17 July 2022
5:00 PM GMT
Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Birmingham – Sunday, 17 July 2022
Doors close at 5:30PM.
Refreshments will be available between 7:00PM and 10:00PM.
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
Q&A BABYLON WITH CAST
SOUND SYSTEM LEGACIES:
The Soundtrack To Our Culture
The Babylon Cast And Basil Gabbidon
WCFF 2022 Awards Ceremony