“Untold Stories: A History of Black People In Kent” has been nominated for a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council “Research Film Award”, presented at BAFTA. The film was shot by MotionHut working in collaboration with ex-BBC producer Helen Curston, the Medway African and Caribbean Association and Chatham Historic Dockyard, and went on to become an integral part of a wider exhibition exploring the lives and culture of historic African and Caribbean settlers in Kent and the South East.
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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