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The film follows Seren, a mixed-heritage British girl, as she discovers what being British means to her, and how the service contributions of Black, African, and Caribbean men and women are recognised in today’s multi-cultural society.

Seren meets with a group of young Black and British persons each with different heritages – Ghanian, Jamaican, Barbadian, Nigerian, Zimbabwean – to discuss whether Black people and those from the Commonwealth feel included in Remembrance Sunday, when we honour the service and sacrifice of persons past and present. They discuss their feelings before watching an interview with a Captain born in London with Ugandan and Rwandan heritage, discussing his identity and service. 

A film by Alastair Collinson.

The Royal British Legion: Black and British; Sacrifice and Service (KS2)

Video length - 08.49
Published date - Oct 2022
Keystage(s) - 2
Downloadable resources

The film follows Seren, a mixed-heritage British girl, as she discovers what being British means to her, and how the service contributions of Black, African, and Caribbean men and women are recognised in today’s multi-cultural society.

Seren meets with a group of young Black and British persons each with different heritages – Ghanian, Jamaican, Barbadian, Nigerian, Zimbabwean – to discuss whether Black people and those from the Commonwealth feel included in Remembrance Sunday, when we honour the service and sacrifice of persons past and present. They discuss their feelings before watching an interview with a Captain born in London with Ugandan and Rwandan heritage, discussing his identity and service. 

A film by Alastair Collinson.

The Royal British Legion: Black and British; Sacrifice and Service (KS3)

Video length - 09.49
Published date - Oct 2022
Keystage(s) - 3
Downloadable resources

Doreen’s War: Keep Smiling Through – Doreen was only 8 years old when World War 2 began. While many children were evacuated from London’s east end, Doreen stayed with her family in Plaistow and was homeschooled – even during the deadly Blitz between 1940 and 1941. Her best friend Marjorie had been evacuated to a different part of the country, but their relationship stayed strong and they’re still friends 75 years later.

Just before VE Day in 2020, this interview with Doreen recounting her memories of WW2 was recorded during lockdown conditions due to the coronavirus. Doreen compares how the nation felt then to how it feels during the pandemic.

This film includes an accompanying worksheet that can be used by pupils.

Doreen’s War: Keep Smiling Through

Video length - 04.32
Published date - May 2020
Keystage(s) - 2 and 3
Downloadable resources

Extremists – A back street brawl between two young men with extreme and opposing views – men who would never take the time to talk, to listen, to understand each other. And yet… a conversation begins. This provocative film reveals some challenging truths about prejudice, extremism and radicalisation, and shows that the best way to understand these problems is to talk.

The attached lesson materials featuring this film have been awarded the PSHE Association‘s Quality Mark.

CREDITS

Extremists

Video length - 09.03
Published date - Jul 2015
Keystage(s) - 4
Downloadable resources

7/7 – On Thursday the 7th of July 2005, four bombs were detonated in central London – three on tube trains and one on a double-decker bus. 52 innocent people were killed and over 700 more were injured in the first ever suicide bombings in the UK. We speak to people whose lives were directly affected by the attacks and hear their testimonies, as well as perspectives from an Imam and an expert in the study of terrorism.

CREDITS

7/7

Video length - 10.27
Published date - Jun 2015
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4
Downloadable resources

Faith on the Frontline – Meet Imam Asim Hafiz – Muslim chaplain to the British Armed Forces during the drawdown process in Afghanistan. Here he talks about the challenges he faced trying to break down barriers between the British and Afghan Muslims. You can see the full length version of the film (25 minutes) here.

Courtesy of Breakthrough Media.

Faith on the Frontline

Video length - 03.00
Published date - May 2015
Keystage(s) - 4

What is Jihad? – We hear the word “jihad” used all over the media, but what does it really mean? An Imam, a Muslim youth worker and a Muslim journalist describe what jihad means to them.

What is Jihad?

Video length - 06.47
Published date - Oct 2014
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4
Downloadable resources

Haringey People: Joan was born in Belgium to Jewish parents in 1940, and was just 3 months old when the German Army invaded. She moved first to France and then escaped to Spain and was finally fostered by an American family at the age of 3 and lived in the USA until the age of 7 when she was reunited with her parents in England. Joan tells her story and talks about her achievements since.

This film was made by young offenders taking part in a film training course run by VividEcho and funded by The Big Lottery: Awards for All and Haringey Council.

Haringey People: Joan

Video length - 07.19
Published date - Feb 2014
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4

Haringey People: Tim is an ex-Territorial Army soldier who drove a military ambulance during the Iraq War of 2003. He is now an Army Cadet instructor and helps to teach young people discipline and respect. He describes his experiences, and talks about his concerns for the young people in his community.

This film was made by young offenders taking part in a film training course run by VividEcho and funded by The Big Lottery: Awards for All and Haringey Council.

Haringey People: Tim

Video length - 03.08
Published date - Feb 2014
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4

Juliet’s Story – From child soldier to global campaigner. This is Juliet’s story.

Film courtesy of  War Child.

Juliet’s Story

Video length - 4.41
Published date - May 2013
Keystage(s) - 3 and 4