Windrush: archived documents show the long betrayal
Seeds of the 2018 scandal were sown in 1948 by a government that was unwilling to treat black immigrants as British
Late one afternoon last month, in a meeting room in the offices where I work in north London, I sat and wept. This is not something I make a habit of. My own tears were provoked by the tears of Judy Griffiths, a central interviewee in The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files, a documentary we had then just completed.
Judy had come to our offices to watch sections of the programme, to let us know if she was happy with how we’d portrayed her story. Tough, educated and resilient, she is one of a number of victims (or perhaps survivors) of the Windrush scandal that we interviewed for the film.Continue reading...