A Very Brit(ish) Voice

A Very Brit(ish) Voice is an award-winning documentary film that explores the stories of Caribbean people who travelled in the UK between 1948 and 1971 and settled in Leicester.

The film tells these stories through the words of seven otherwise ‘missing voices’ and reflects their experiences in the community.

With contributions from Dennis ‘Sugar’ Christopher, Nelista Cuffy, Elaine Hinds, Robert Lee, Pearl Ricketts, Boston Williams and musical storytelling from Mellow Baku; the film captures the experiences of the Windrush Generation and that of the present generation in their own words.

A Very Brit(ish) Voice was commissioned and produced by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage as part of Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future.

Winner of Short Documentary Category at the World Cinema Festival, the film featured as part of programme for the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival 2023.

Directed by Jaha Browne. Jaha is filmmaker and director who uses the camera to enter people’s worlds, giving them a platform for their voices to be heard through intimate portraits.  Jaha has been creating documentaries, music videos and digital content, working with a variety of clients from charities to brands to deliver stories from around the world since 2011.

Cinematography by Frances Freeman. Frances is a self-shooting production designer and video editor who has worked in both the UK and abroad for household names including Penguin Books, Twinings Tea, The BBC.  She has photographed for The Nuffield Project in the UK, and worked on personal projects abroad, with spreads in both the International Times and the Guardian.

A Very Brit(ish) Voice is available for Serendipity Connect members to view online.  For screenings, please email info@serendipity-uk.com for more information and rates.

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