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Sunday, November 10 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Coming To England

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Directed by Keith Taylor (UK) 60 min

Coming to England’ is an adaptation of Floella Benjamin's highly acclaimed book which was first published in 1994. It tells the story of her journey as a ten year old from her home in Trinidad to London in the 1960's.

Floella's story is typical of many young West Indians of that time, when many of them encouraged by enticing adverts, left their homes in the Caribbean and migrated to Britain. They came in the belief that England was a promised land of golden opportunities. But instead of happiness they found a cold and hostile welcome when they arrived in England.

The film, told from the child perspective, captures in pictures and words, some of the feelings and sensations experienced by Floella and her fellow travellers as they arrive in this strange and unfamiliar place. It depicts what England, particularly London, was like in the early 60's.






Sunday November 10, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504