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Motherland

Motherland

After a lifetime in Britain, three men are sent “home” to Jamaica. Two are deported following prison sentences, whilst a third is trapped in bureaucratic exile. Far from their families and friends in the UK, they must construct new lives from nothing. Motherland explores what it means to be British, and asks: who gets to decide?

Dir. Ellen Evans - 13min - 2020 - UK

"a heartbreaking set of interviews by Ellen Evans with black Britons either deported back to Jamaica or, in the case of one Windrusher, refused re-entry to Britain." - The Guardian

Commissioned and funded by The Uncertain Kingdom.

Motherland
  • Motherland

    Dir. Ellen Evans - 13min - 2020 - UK

    After a lifetime in Britain, three men are sent “home” to Jamaica. Two are deported following prison sentences, whilst a third is trapped in bureaucratic exile. Far from their families and friends in the UK, they must construct new lives from nothing. Motherl...

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