Thoughtful and compelling portraits of Black activism in London.
Internationally renowned filmmakers, fashion practitioners, visual artists and DJs the Nest Collective collaborated with activists and artists in London and Cape Town, all the way from their home in Nairobi, Kenya, to create this series of brief, evocative documentaries.
The Nest interviewed Black activists in Lewisham and across London, seeking to understand how different generations of Black Londoners relate to London as their home, and asking how young activists can develop their practice in a public arena unforgiving of mistakes.
The films premiered at a special event in June 2022 at Shipwright as part of LIFT 2022 and We Are Lewisham, and are now available for a limited time to view online, free of charge.
Commissioned by LIFT, the Institute for the Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and the British Council. Supported by British Council’s Sub-Saharan Africa new Art new Audiences programme, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, We Are Lewisham and the Albany. We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. A LIFT Tottenham Commission.