Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000 when Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was 11, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Cornelius’s mother, scared for her son’s safety, moved their family out of London. Cornelius suddenly found himself living on a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hated him. They became his family and kept him safe. And in return, Cornelius became submerged in a culture of violence and hatred. But as the violence and racism against other black people continued, Cornelius struggled to marry his real identity with the one he had acquired.
Screened as part of TOAFF17
A teacher welcomes migrants with unusual techniques, his words echoing the fraught power relations between Europe and those who seek safer, more prosperous lives on her shores
Screened as part of TOAFF20
An utterly compelling wake-up call and a call to action, Coded Bias unmasks Artificial Intelligence by laying bare the racial and gender biases that permeate its algorithms.
Beyond the Screen
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. They’re a student-led movement that empowers young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make change happen, at home and globally.
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We carry out targeted research and advocacy to deepen our understanding, share knowledge and ensure accountability to ensure a fair, secure and sustainable water future for all.