Bristol-based filmmaker Arthur Cauty (previously featured here) offers a nice synopsis of the events surrounding the Black Lives Matter protest that resulted in the statue of 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston finally being taken down:

“June 7th 2020. Sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, 10,000 people took to the streets of Bristol to make a stand against police brutality, discrimination and systemic racism. The statue of Edward Colston was tied, pulled from its pedestal, rolled to the harbour, and poetically dumped into the very port used to transport millions of slaves in the 1700’s. The event trended Worldwide, prompting similar acts across the UK and the World.”


Daniel Edmund
David Olusoga

Samuel Liddell, Kevin Murphy, Alon Aviram,
Sarah Turnnidge, Simon Cobb, Andrew McCarthy,
BBC, ABC News, New York Times,
Huffington Post, Intelligence Squared, National Portrait Gallery,
Suddeutsche Zeitung Photo, Channel 4 News, Bristol 24/7,
Interfoto, Twitter

Poster Photo by Ben Birchall

Madison York
Johannes Bornlof
Cerulean Skies
Da Sein


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