'THE RESULT IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT PIECE OF ARCHIVAL WORK WHICH IS TOUCHING, SOBERING AND VERY OFTEN INCREDIBLY FUNNY.'

 

THE FILM

Two and a Half Questions is an exploration of the lives and aspirations of the Windrush generation and those who came after them. Working with a group of young people, the filmmaker, Clovis Lowe, captured interviews with people of Caribbean and African heritage from all walks of life, from lawyers and dancers to politicians, social workers and entrepreneurs.


The team interviewed a range of people aged 14 to 87 years old, and asked them three questions:

1. What impact has race had on your life

2. What are your hopes for the future

3. How old are you?

Their responses uncover attitudes and issues within education, employment, religion and wider society to create a fascinating portrait of the range of experiences that has shaped the black community in London over the past 70 years.

Now showing!

Picturehouse Education schools programme: 22 June - 30 November

2022

We’ve been touring our film in libraries around the country for Black History Month.

We’ve visited libraries in Redditch, Southend, Crawley, Dartford, West Bromwich, Middlesbrough, Cambridgeshire and of course, Lambeth! We’ve had some fascinating conversations in our Q&A’s afterwards, covering race, class, gender, protest and the importance of improving the way that British history is taught in our schools.

We still have a couple of online screening coming up this month at the following libraries:

East Lothian Libraries, 17 November at 6pm

Manchester Libraries, 28 November at 5.30pm

We’re also delighted to announce that our film was accepted into the 2022 Grenada Film Festival and will be screening at the Deluxe Cinema in Grenville in November. 


 
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Funded by Lambeth Council’s Elevate Neighbourhoods programme, Oxygen Arts worked with over 30 young people, in 2021, training them in photography and filmmaking.


A group of these young people then filmed interviews with people of Caribbean and African heritage from all walks of life.