BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCREENING
DIVIDED BY RACE. UNITED IN WAR & PEACE
Duration: 90 mins
A powerful documentary about race relations in Britain during and after the Second World War. At its core are the testimonies of 14 surviving veterans, particularly those West Indian and African men and women who volunteered to join the war effort and soon afterwards returned to live in Britain. They risked their lives to serve under the Union Jack in time of war, then faced a second battle for the right to remain under that flag as British Citizens. Until now their stories have not been fully hear. Nor has the contribution they made been properly recognised, both in helping to win the war and in changing the face of British society. This film, brought to you by The-Latest.Com, Britain’s first dedicated citizen journalism website, seeks to both redress that balance and explore the sometimes painful evolution of our multicultural society.
Produced by Marc Wadsworth. Directed by Jimmy Haisman and Marc Wadsworth. Scriptwriter and narrator Marc Wadsworth. Music score Ben Slater.