In a period of intense social upheaval and once-again widespread public recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement after George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police, concise portrayals of this political struggle may be useful, and even considered a mandatory watch for the wider public.
Sitting in Limbo — released on Monday evening — is a BBC television portrayal of the story of just one of the victims of the government’s “hostile environment policy” related to the Windrush Scandal, which saw hundreds of Caribbean immigrants living and working in the UK wrongly targeted by immigration enforcement.
The show follows the life of Anthony Bryan, who was wrongfully detained by the Home Office and threatened with deportation after 50 years in the UK.
The true story behind BBC drama Sitting in Limbo
In reference to embedded forms of racism in Britain, another used said, "Imagine you’ve convinced yourself the UK isn’t racist only for the BBC to air a program saying otherwise. The timing of #SittingInLimbo is spectacular."
If you didn’t watch Sitting in Limbo on BBC tonight, please do- it should be mandatory watching. We must never forg… https://t.co/pIczxNC9ZS