5 Sep 2024 All day Alison Richard Building



This documentary-film explores the historical legacy of Black presence in Cambridge and demonstrates how this has developed both in the town and the University through the passage of time.

Building on the unmatched success of the CRASSH funded ‘The Post-Windrush generation: Black British Voices of Resistance‘, conference of May 2022, this production examines both what it means to be a Black scholar at Cambridge but and the lived reality of being a Black resident in the city.

Via personal engagement with both black scholars and prominent Black residents in Cambridge, this film highlights the impact of the established notions of ‘Town and Gown’ on community cohesion, as well as noting the many, cultural, political and artistic contributions that Black people have made to this historical city. This will culminate in making this production a valuable educational resource that reliably represents the people of Cambridge who have helped make it one of the most vibrant and celebrated places in the world.

Images: © Kenny Monrose

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Creative Directors

Seetha Tan

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Seetha Tan is Gates Scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to public-facing, decolonial research, Seetha has produced audio-visual podcasts for Cambridge Sociology and feminist, anti-racist healthcare international nonprofit organisation Medical Herstory. Her short films have won awards for screenwriting, directing and cinematography at local film festivals across Australia including the Willoughby Film Festival and MLTA Film Festival. She has experience directing and filming live music events and conferences such as TEDx Sciences PoMenton in France. Her recent role as Communications and Project Assistant at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation has further developed her skills in communication strategy, videography, website design and audio-visual production.

Kenny Monrose

Kenny Monrose

Kenny Monrose PhD, FRSA is a researcher at the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Wolfson College. Kenny acted as lead researcher for the Black British Voices Project and is author of Black men in Britain: an ethnographic portrait of the Post-Windrush generation. Kenny is also an affiliate at The Centre for Screen & Film at the University of Cambridge, an advisory board member for Education & Culture at the South Bank Centre London, and member of the Cambridge City Arts Network.

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