Britishness

Britishness

Eelyn Lee and a group of young writers from Sheffield go on a quest to find out the meaning of Britishness. The film explores issues of identity, race and belonging through poetry, interviews and discussions.

Utilising her open approach to filmmaking, Eelyn commissioned new work from her collaborators, seeking to make the film’s study of identity a dynamic and collective one, positioning ‘Britishness’ as a concept constantly in flux. Featuring Magid Magid, during his tenure as Lord Major of Sheffield; writer Désirée Reynolds; England footballer Kyle Walker and Sheffield’s Poet Laureate at the time, Otis Mensah. The film was developed through a series of film, poetry and discussion workshops with young people.

Read a review of the film here

Commisioned by Football Unites Racism Divides.
Partners include Hive South Yorkshire.

Featuring Spoken word artists:
Fionn McCloskey, Ross Walcott, Shannon Johnson, L Worthy & Warda Yassin

Poetry Facilitator - Désirée Reynolds
Camera, Music & Ediitng - Dan Loops
Additional Camera - Richard Heap

Running Time: 57 mins / 2019

Screenings & Exhibitions inc:
Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, 2019 for ICO Screening Day [industry screening]
Off the Shelf Literature Festival, Sheffield, 2019 [premiere]
Showroom Cinema, Sheffield for Black History Month, 2019
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester Oct 2020 - Jan 2021
Being Human Festival, 2021

Watch a Taster Reel Below:

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