Discover the stories of Londoners in the post-Windrush era on film

In a brand new series of 15 short films, the multi award-winning documentary project 1000 Londoners discovers the lives of 4 generations of Londoners with Caribbean heritage.

Each of the films portrays the experiences of a single Londoner, including:

  • Dame Jocelyn Barrow, knighted for her achievements in race-relations, who recalls persuading the shop owners in Oxford Street to employ Black women on the shop floor;

  • Teacher Sara Burke who led the 2018 protest about the treatment of the Windrush Generation;

  • Ground-breaking BBC journalist Alex Pascall who reminisces about interviews with Bob Marley, Mohammed Ali;

and many more.

Alongside the short documentaries, you will see new edits of rarely-seen Super 8 footage from Brixton during the 1960s to 1980s, from former pentecostal Minister Clovis Salmon aka ‘Sam The Wheels’ who came to London from Jamaica in the 1950s; and of BFI archive from Notting Hill Carnival.

‘Windrush Generations’ has been curated by 1000 Londoners Creative Director Rachel Wang, whose mother moved to London from Jamaica during the Windrush era. Rachel will host a panel discussion on the Legacy of the Windrush Generations with some of the Londoners featured in the films after each screening.

‘Windrush Generations’ is the 14th 1000 Londoners Movie Night. Previous movie nights have looked at themes as varied as food in London, women and London’s dog owners.

Tickets for ‘Windrush Generations’ at the National Portrait Gallery Friday 16 November 7pm and the Barbican Saturday 17 November 3pm (EFG London Jazz Festival) are now available online (click the links). ‘Windrush Generations’ will be at the Curzon Soho Wednesday 5 December 6.45pm and at the Ritzy Cinema Thursday 6 December 8.30pm (tickets available closer to the date).