BackSafe Space | A Film By Leon Oldstrong

Safe Space | A Film By Leon Oldstrong

Filmmaker Leon Oldstrong takes viewers on a deeply personal journey through his experiences with racism. He illustrates how white people absolve themselves from racism by dissociating from ‘traditional’ racist behaviours whilst excusing more subtle forms as something else. He explores how so-called white liberals display their disapproval of the black body as black people are made to feel they don't belong in the places that were allocated to them, where communities were formed and havens from racism were established. With testimonials from a range of individuals with different experiences of racism from Glenda Caeser who was affected by the Windrush scandal to Reverend Sheridan James, the white Welsh vicar of a majority-black church, Safe Space opens the conversation about race in a way that cannot easily be dismissed.