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 Otis Mensah amongst others.
To mark Windrush Day 2020 the clip below has been released. It features Leyroy Wenham talking about the Windrush Scandal and Ross Walcott responding in spoken word.
Read a review of the film here.
Featuring Spoken word artists:
Poetry Facilitator - Désirée Reynolds
Camera, Music & Ediitng - Dan Loops
Additional Camera - Richard Heap
Running Time: 57 mins / 2019