Some say carnival isn’t political, but for one troupe in Leeds, it’s a call to action. In 2017, Harrison Bundey Mama Dread’s Masqueraders declared proudly that we are all migrants, flooding the streets with a sea of colour. But beneath this vibrant city there lies a darker story of migration when, for one Nigerian man, the promise of new life in England turned into an untimely death. “We Are All Migrants” carries a message of remembrance and solidarity with all migrants who have suffered injustice in the world and celebrates the joy of diversity. Awards: Best Short Film, Hebden Bridge Film Festival, 2019
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Rowenna J. Baldwin
Rowenna is an emerging director/ producer from Burnley, Lancashire, UK. She recently won 'Best Female Director' for her first film 'Goodnight, Friend'. Before becoming a filmmaker, Rowenna obtained a PhD in Sociology and spent several years working as a social researcher. Her research has covered numerous topics and taken her as far as Russia. Rowenna has previously worked on several other short documentaries, “Goodnight, Friend” (as director/ producer), and “Fracktured” (as producer).