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SPECIAL short films – Passages: A Windrush Celebration
23rd July 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 29th July 2020
Passages is a Windrush showcase curated by Lynette Linton and produced by Black Apron Entertainment in association with The Royal Court Theatre and Christopher Haydon.
Over the next week we will be screening 7 short films written, directed and performed by industry professionals of Caribbean and West Indian heritage. The films were inspired by the theme of the Windrush and the impact and influence of Caribbean and West Indian settlers in Britain.
The links will remain online for 7 days.
‘Dominoes for Beginners’ by Roy Williams – Roy Williams’ short film DOMINOES FOR BEGINNERS puts special focus on the recreational activity of Dominoes in the Caribbean community. A simple game with significant consequences
‘Conversations with Grandad’ by Jamael Westman – Actor and Writer Jamael Westman shares an intimate account of his Grandad’s journey from Jamaica to the ‘Mother Country’
‘The Collector’ by Winsome Pinnock – Winsome Pinnock’s exploration of nostalgia and sentiment is brilliantly woven in this delicate short film that references a number of iconic memorabilia
‘Cecil’ by Rikki Beadle Blair – Rikki Beadle Blair’s passion-filled short film, CECIL, gives a detailed and loving account of life for young Caribbean settlers in Britain
‘A Place for You and Me’ by Lynette Linton – Lynette Linton’s short film delivers a hard hit, with an effortless multi-roled performance from award winning actor Malachi Kirby. One family’s Windrush story, served over three generations
‘Paved With Gold’ by Shareen Jasmin Phillips – Shereen Jasmin Phillips’ accurate depiction of the vital role that music played in creating a ‘home away from home’ within the Black British community
‘Carmen’ by Natasha Gordon – In response to the recent Windrush scandal, Natasha Gordon’s powerful short film CARMEN addresses its impact and highlights the contribution of the Windrush Generation to Britain