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Our Croydon- ‘Legacy’

Talawa Theatre Company, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane
Croydon, CR9 1DG United Kingdom

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Legacy is a short creative documentary film Directed by Nina Mdwaba, honouring the stories of the group of Caribbean Elders who took part in Talawa’s Our Croydon summer 2023 project

“What is my Legacy?” has been a through line since the formation of the group project.

This question and provocation evolved into the creation of this short documentary film which includes stories told and untold, drawing upon archival mediums including music, image making and poetry, all explored over the course of the 10 week project.

Legacy captures the essence of the community we created together – including the laughter, wisdom and vulnerability we shared around our imaginary fire. The film provides a space for the participants’ stories to become an archival piece of history by documenting their time on the project. It asks as many questions as it answers, and platforms the legacies of these wonderful Caribbean Elders living, working and inhabiting this remarkable place called Croydon.

Nina Mdwaba (they them) is a mixed media interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, spoken word artist, drama therapist, and creative facilitator. Nina explores identity through live performance, mixed media painting, and video installation using spoken word, verbatim and archival material. @boldiemakesart

The screening will be followed by a conversation and Q&A with artist/filmmaker Nina Mdwaba and some of the Caribbean Elders who took part in the film.


Fri 17 Nov
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Talawa Theatre Company
Fairfield Halls, Park Lane
Croydon, CR9 1DG United Kingdom
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