Windrush Caribbean Film Festival


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Barrel Children: The Families Windrush Left Behind by Nadine White

About The Documentary

A stellar debut film from award-winning journalist Nadine White, Barrel Children: The Families Windrush Left Behind peels back the layered tales of Caribbean youngsters who grew up away from their parents before migrating to join them in Britain.

Hailed as a “must watch” by Barbara Blake-Hannah, Britain’s first Black television newspaper reporter, Britain’s first Black woman MP Diane Abbott described the documentary as “a moving film about the young children that the Windrush migrants to the UK left behind and the effects of that involuntary separation.”

About Nadine White

Nadine White is a multi-award-winning journalist who joined The Independent as Britain’s first Race Correspondent in March 2021 where she reports on stories around and within Black, Asian and minoritised communities. She previously worked at HuffPost UK and The Voice – Britain’s longest-running Black newspaper.

A former Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree, Nadine won the Paulette Wilson Windrush Award for her stellar reporting on the Windrush scandal in 2020, after becoming the first Black reporter to be shortlisted for the prestigious Paul Foot Award in its decades-long history of recognising investigative reporting.

One of the country’s leading Black journalists, Nadine’s work has also been acknowledged in the UK parliament, by the British Journalism Awards and Amnesty International, the world’s leading human rights organisation.

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