“Untold Stories: A History of Black People In Kent” has been nominated for a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council “Research Film Award”. The film was shot by MotionHut working in collaboration with producer Helen Curston, the Medway African and Caribbean Association and Chatham Historic Dockyard
Untold Stories: A Documentary of Kent’s Black History looks at this popular county, well-known for its cathedral and castle but where less perhaps seems to be known about its multi-cultural past.
The film was nominated for a prestigious Arts and Humanities Council “Research in Film” award, presented at BAFTA Picadilly as part of a new category – the ‘People on the Move: Stories of New Beginnings’. award. This is a brand new category which, in a nod to the anniversary of when the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury – an iconic moment in migration history – explores the untold stories of people who have moved from one place to another.
“This documentary charts the relatively unknown multi-cultural history of Kent. Featuring BBC Presenter Ayo Akinwolere, along with interviews and personal testimonies from local residents, the documentary explores the history of African and Caribbean people in Kent.” – Arts & Humanities Research Council Press
The film was mentioned on BBC South East when it premiered.
A piece on the film and its premiere aired on BBC News South East.
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