Windrush: Portraits of a Generation


Marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush to British shores in 1948, this documentary follows a remarkable project spearheaded by the King, who has commissioned ten leading artists from Britain and abroad to create portraits of ten pioneering members of the Windrush Generation.

The completed portraits will become part of the Royal Collection and stand as a lasting memorial to all the men, women and children who came to Britain from the Caribbean and gave so much of themselves to rebuild a nation devasted by war.

Featuring first-person testimony from the Windrush sitters, many of whom are in their 90s, as they speak frankly about their experiences of arriving in Britain, making lives for themselves and the overwhelming contribution they have made to their communities and the nation as a whole.