The BBC launched new programming this week, highlighting the injustices forced upon Black Brits who we’re part of the commonwealth, invited to the UK.
Writer Stephen T Thompson brings a “clarity and intimacy” in telling the story of what his brother Anthony Bryan went through, says Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff.
Sitting in Limbo was written by the novelist Stephen S Thompson, the younger brother of Anthony, who watched in horror as his sibling was locked up in detention centres and dragged through the courts. Anthony had moved to the UK when he was just eight, and ultimately, as the film shows, spent three years battling the immigration services after becoming a victim of the UK’s hostile environment policy
The Windrush Lessons Learned review, released during the pandemic to limited press coverage, revealed that the Home Office is a racist organisation that has formalised the inhumane detention and removal of an immense number of vulnerable people, and continues to affect the lives of British Caribbean people. And, as of May 2020, Anthony Bryan still has not received any compensation for the trauma he went through.
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