Windrush Betrayal – chapters 1 to 5
Collage Arts are pleased to support this powerful project by Martina Laird, creative associate of Collage Voices, who has been working during lockdown to create something of importance that matters to her and fellow producers Lanna Joffrey and Lewis Hart, with the help of over 70 artists, actors and photographers.
Windrush Betrayal shares the experiences of 50 people whose lives were damaged by the Home Office Windrush Scandal and whose stories we want to be remembered even as they still await compensation. Please watch and share widely, there are 5 chapters.
This project is NOT monetised for streaming.
This is the labour of three artists creating something that matters to them with the help of their vast village of generous artists and the generosity of strangers.
Inspired by The Guardian article by Amelia Gentleman ‘Lambs to the Slaughter’: 50 lives ruined by the Windrush Scandal
This project is due to the generosity of Guardian News & Media, Amelia Gentleman, Hanaa Anwar and all artists involved.
We are deeply grateful to those who have shared their stories. Without their bravery, we would not know the truth.
FEATURED STORIES OF:
Jocelyn John | Dexter Bristol | Lydden Lewis | George Poleon | Icilda Williams | Jeffrey Miller | Gbolagade Ibukun-Oluwa | Pauline Pennant | Winston Walker | Eddie Lindsay | Anthony Bryan | Bevis Smith | Pauline Clear | Briggs Levi Maynard | Tony Perry | Roy Harrison | Paulette Wilson | Noel Smith | Leighton Joseph Robinson | Hubert Howard | Elwaldo Romeo | Lloyd Grant | Renford McIntyre | Glenda Caesar | Sylvester Marshall | Michael Braithwaite | Vernon Vanriel | Whitfield Francis | Judy Griffith | Richard (Wes) Stewart | Ivan Anglin | Jashwa Moses | Valerie Baker | Kenneth Williams | Edward Bromfield | Junior Green | Hyacinth Naylor | Gladstone Wilson | Winston Robinson | Sarah O’Connor | Andrew Bynoe | Courtney Lawrence | David Jameson (Not his real name) | Euten Lindsay | Margaret O’Brien | Melvin Collins | Herman Campbell | Nick Broderick | Donald Biggs | Donald Thompson
Produced by Lanna Joffrey, Martina Laird and Lewis Hart.
If you or someone you know is from the Windrush generation and needs free guidance on how to navigate the complicated various schemes for citizenship and/or compensation launched by the Home Office, please go to the Citizens Advice website. The current deadline to apply for these schemes is April 2023.
There are also informational Windrush Engagement events to help explain the various schemes.