Windrush The Years After: A Community Legacy on Film

Friday 15 October 2021

‘Windrush: The Years After’ – a grassroots documentary on African Caribbean families settled in Huddersfield – With Special Guest Speakers

 

Milton Brown – Milton is a committed social entrepreneur who has committed over forty years to civic engagement and social responsibilities. He has 30 years of working nationally and internationally, specialising in diversity, inclusion, equality, leadership and organisational workforce development. In 2011, he received a Fellowship from the United Nations for people of African Descent.

Milton is the current CEO of Kirklees Local TV, where he enjoys filmmaking and bringing diverse cultures to mainstream audiences. He is in the final year of his PhD at the University of Huddersfield. His PhD thesis is ‘The illegitimate son of England: ‘An Autoethnographic Study of Navigating Race and Constructing Identity from the 1960s to 2021’. Milton holds a psycho-analytical diploma in Black Leaders in White institutions and an Organisational psycho-analytical organisational consultancy MSc.

Louise Muhammad – Lousie is the Black History Month (BHM) coordinator for Kirklees Council BAME Network 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. She has coordinated and facilitated various local community events and projects since the mid-90’s linked to BHM and ‘Cultural Enrichment’ for Black African Caribbean Communities in Huddersfield. More recently (2020) Louise has become a coordinating member of the Kirklees Council ‘Windrush Week’ steering group-working in partnership with other colleagues across the council as well as external organisations.

Louise’s driving passion is to bring ‘Black, African, Caribbean’ stories, narratives, contributions and content into the mainstream. She understands the sentiments of the infamous quote ‘Until Lions write their own history, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter’

Film Synopsis: “Windrush the Years After, a Community Legacy on Film” tells the story of people from Caribbean countries who migrated to England and arrived in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, between 1948 to 1972. The documentary will bring to light their struggle to prove their British citizenship, the discrimination they and their children born in England encountered, the celebrations, and their sense of maintaining their identity, culture and heritage. Thought-provoking, a celebration of persistence and resistance, authentic, uncomfortable and challenging to comprehend their journey for acceptance. If you are interested in knowing more about the African Caribbean communities Legacy in Yorkshire, Windrush the Years After is an essential watch”

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