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 Otis Mensah amongst others.

Magid MS copy

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

News

IMAGE Eelyn Lee Awarded New Film Commission

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Delighted to announce that Eelyn Lee has been awarded a commission from Chinese Art Now [CAN] to realise her new film project, Casting Fu Manchu.  Eelyn's project is one of six new CAN Digital Commissions that will premiere later this year in the lead up to the CAN Festival in February... Read More...

IMAGE Talking Identity & Purpose at Creative Mornings, Sheffield

Thursday, 09 April 2020
Eelyn will be talking about her practice in relation to the themes of identity and purpose at this month's Creative Mornings Sheffield. Usually these breakfast events take place at different venues around the city but due to the COVID-19... Read More...

IMAGE Eelyn to Talk at gal-dem x Kickstarer Event

Thursday, 12 March 2020
Eelyn will be talking about 'Sustaining Your Creative Practice' at a special event organised by gal-dem and Kickstarter. Part of a tour of events aimed at equipping women and non-binary people of colour with... Read More...