Film Hub Scotland is thrilled to announce Reel Roots: Windrush, an exciting new film tour of Scotland available May-June 2022.
Reel Roots: Windrush is the first of a two-part series exploring Blackness in Britain, curated by The New Black Film Collective with support from Film Hub Scotland. Select your own choices from 10 features + shorts to build a fresh, inclusive and entertaining programme.
The programme is a spotlight on Black people of Caribbean heritage who have resided in the UK since the Windrush generation, and on the fruits of their culture in cinema. It offers a unique opportunity to give a sense of belonging to communities with this heritage, and to hear their many, complex stories.
License fees vary, ranging £50-100 + materials/VAT. Spanning several decades, the titles list includes fictional features, music and socio-political documentaries, and short films and interviews.
Participants can benefit from hands-on support and cultural guidance from The New Black Film Collective, who will help to facilitate community partnerships and enhanced activity, such as pre-recorded content, Facebook Live events, Q&As, panels, DJ sets, live music, and Caribbean cuisine.
Film Hub Scotland will also provide full marketing support, including bespoke tour posters and digital artwork, a full marketing pack, and social media budget, as well as offering some budget to support enhanced activity.
This project is open to exhibitors of all kinds. Venues must book 3+ titles to benefit from tour support; community cinemas and other non-venue exhibitors must book 2+.
Download the tour information guide for full details of the support available.
- Rebel Dread (2020)
- Marley (2012)
- Babymother (1998)
- I Am the Gorgon: Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee and the Roots of Reggae (2013)
- Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019)
- Dancehall Queen (1997)
- Playing Away (1987)
- Pressure (1976)
- Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise (2015)
- The Stuart Hall Project (2013)
Synopses, formats, fees and other key booking information can be found in the tour information guide.
Curate a conversation that offers your audience a broader range of perspectives by screening short films and interviews ahead of features.
- 1000 Londoners: This multi-award-winning documentary project discovers the lives of 4 generations of Londoners with Caribbean heritage. Choose from 15 short film interviews at approximately 3-minutes each.
- ‘Arrival’: Celebrating Windrush 2018: A short film documenting the celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of the Empire Windrush at London City Hall, featuring passengers of the SS Windrush and other special speakers.
Reel Roots: Windrush will be followed by by Reel Roots: Black History Month, a programme focusing on inspirational Black figures, available September-October 2022.