Today marks Windrush Day, marking the arrival of Afro-Caribbean immigrants to the shores of Britain and honouring the British Caribbean community.
We spent a lot of time looking at the events that led to the Windrush Scandal during the making of our film Hostile, and through the story of Anthony Bryan uncovering the appalling ways that members of this community have been treated over the years.
This week Patrick Vernon, who we also interview in the film, will be attending the Jamaican High Commission to discuss the Windrush Compensation Scheme and the lack of progress the government is making addressing the issues that have resulted in so many lives being turned upside down. Windrush Day exists because of the campaign that he spearheaded to recognise the contributions of this community to British life.
Next year will be the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush landing on UK shores, and we join all the voices from across politics, sport, culture and civil society urging all institutions to make the 75th anniversary of the Windrush a ‘major national moment’.
You can read more about that campaign here.