Divided by Race, United in War and Peace is a warm and life-affirming film, produced and directed by Marc Wadsworth, which examines race relations in Britain during and after the Second World War. The film will be shown as part of the Telegraph Hill Open Spaces Weekend 19th-21st Sept. A Q & A with Marc Wadsworth will follow.
At the core of Divided by Race, United in War and Peace are the testimonies of 13 surviving veterans, West Indian and African young 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 British flag in times of war, then faced a second battle – their right to remain under that flag as British citizens. Until now their stories have not been properly heard nor has the contribution they made, both in helping win the war but also changing the face of British society, been fully recognised.
Divided by Race, United in War and Peace seeks to redress the imbalance in historical narratives and explore the evolution of a multi-cultural society from a unique perspective.
Venue: St Catherine’s Church, Pepys Road, Telegraph Hill, SE14 5TY.
To book tickets visit: www.thc.ticketsource.co.uk.
Cost: £5 / £3 (includes snacks) – this is a non-profit event, the cost of tickets will be used to provide food. Tickets will also be available on the door.
DVDs of the film will also be available to purchase on the evening for the special price of £10 (RRP £20).
* Event details can change. Please check with the organisers that the event is happening before making travel arrangements.