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The Colston Four


Out of a crowd of ten thousand, four people were singled out and put on trial for the toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol during a Black Lives Matter march. They came to be known as The Colston Four, sparking a polarising debate around race, equality and the celebration of problematic historical figures.

The Colston Four obtained Official Selections from Director's Notes, the BAFTA & Academy Award qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival, Odense International Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the People's Choice Award at Two Short Nights Film Festival.

"An insightful document that places the trial itself amongst the wider context of the BLM movement" - Director's Notes


"A valuable finer focus on the people behind this protest" - Meghan Oretsky, Vimeo Curator

Director's Notes
Cleveland International Film Festival 2023
Two Short Nights Film Festival 2023
Odense International Film Festival 2022
A Daily Short Pick, Film Shortage
Chapter Arts, Cardiff, May 2022
People's Choice AwardNominee, Two Short Nights Film Festival 2023
Shortlisted for Zealous Stories: Short Film 2022
The Colston Four
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