CARGO Uprising


Watershed Recommends: Fri 19 - Thu 25 June

Live stream

Please note: This live stream took place in June 2020

Join creative collective CARGO Movement for a short film screening and panel discussion on the legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Bristol.

On Sun 7 June Bristol's connection to the Slave Trade became international news - but its legacy has been shaping the lives of Bristolians for centuries. During this livestreamed event, CARGO Movement will share their short film UPRISING, and a trailer for the upcoming short film 1791, before a panel discussion hosted by CARGO writer, Executive Producer and Pervasive Media Studio resident Lawrence Hoo.

The discussion will look back at the St Pauls uprising of 1980 and discuss the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 before the panellists share their thoughts on what the future may hold. The special guests include:

Vyleen Maximen
Featured in the film, Vyleen is a St Pauls resident who was a young expectant mother at the time of the 1980 uprising

Ray Mighty
Featured in the film, co-founder of trip-hop group Smith & Mighty, and St Pauls resident in 1980

Clive Smith
Featured in the film, founder of AS IT IS TV and St Pauls resident at the time of the 1980 uprising

Ras Judah Adunbi
Community activist and former independent community race relations advisor

More information about CARGO

CARGO Movement is a creative collective developing digital heritage resources for schools and the broader public. These include films, immersive exhibition design and the “CARGO Classroom” education tools. Its founders have long been dedicated to broadening Bristol’s understanding of its History in relation to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its living legacy.

CARGO is a producer of films and interactive online content of exceptional quality, which evocatively celebrate the resilience and visionary leadership of black individuals who catalysed change and moved society forward. CARGO puts forward those missing narratives from our past and inspires the public to visualise a future full of pride and possibility. Watershed is one of CARGO Movement's partner organisatons.

This event is part of the Bristol Arts Channel