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Emma Grazette grew up as a mixed race person in Somerset, her experience inspired her to create this film.

In Black Voices of Somerset, Emma embarks on a journey, bringing her microphone to the overlooked and unheard voices of people of colour across Somerset, asking, simply ‘What is Somerset to you?’

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, you must be anti-racist” Angela Davis

To support or get involved with organisations and projects that seek to educate and promote racial equality, please check out the following pages:

Susann Savidge, founder of Somerset’s African & Carribean Network and Chairperson of People In Harmony, a charity supporting mixed-race people across the U.K.

Dr Shawn Sobers, professor of lens media at UWE, as well as a filmmaker, photographer, writer and lecturer. His research is primarily concerned with the use of media and arts in participatory education, advocacy, heritage, marginalised voices and untold stories. Visit his site.

Cargo Collective, “In this moment there is exceptional attention on the lived experience of black individuals in Britain, upon the systemic racism within British institutions, and upon the glaring omissions within the British curriculum. CARGO is delivering the first iteration of Cargo classroom: a set of 15 history lesson plans for key stage 3.”

Black Lives Matter Somerset, “change is coming, even in the West country”.

To support the BLM cause please go to: BLM UK

The filmmakers:

Producer & director: Emma Grazette
DOP & editor: Great Scott Films UK
Musical score: Mateo Davis
Photography: Jamie Bellinger
Drone footage: Spamedia
Supported by: Suited & Booted Studios

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