Chronicling the felling of the statue of Edward Colston–a 17th Century slave trader–during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, England, and how this act of rebellion made waves across the UK and the World.
June 7th 2020. Sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, 10,000 people took to the streets of Bristol to make a stand against police brutality, discrimination and systemic racism. The statue of Edward Colston was tied, pulled from its pedestal, rolled to the harbour, and poetically dumped into the very port used to transport millions of slaves in the 1700’s. The event trended Worldwide, prompting similar acts across the UK and the World.
What does this mean for other statues and symbols of problematic historic figures? How do we remember the past without glorifying the horrific deeds perpetrated by these people?
WINNER - People's Choice Award, Musicbed Reopen Challenge
Official Selection, Aesthetica Film Festival 2020
Official Selection, Indy Shorts 2021
Official Selection, Bristol Radical Film Festival 2021
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Broadcast on Together TV, UK
Cube Cinema, Bristol, January 2021