ITN Productions is producing George Floyd: Has Britain Changed? (w/t) for broadcast on ITV.
Sir Trevor McDonald and Charlene White will host the one-hour special, exploring the impact of the tragedy and the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.K.
The doc sees McDonald and White speaking to people across the U.K., including teachers working to transform school curricula, mothers campaigning for better maternity outcomes in hospitals and representatives from historic institutions that are re-examining the past. It also interviews high-profile public figures who have used their platforms to discuss racism over the past year.
Tom Giles, ITV’s controller of current affairs, said: “By speaking to leading figures and hearing the experiences of British people, this documentary aims to reflect on the impact of George Floyd’s death, offer insight into how the reverberations are continuing to be felt and ask where do we go from here.”
“The death of George Floyd a year ago sent waves of anger and frustration across the globe,” said McDonald. “It sparked a worldwide movement of such power and emotion. This film will explore what the legacy of the Black Lives Matter movement is in Britain.”
White added: “After the death of George Floyd came the worldwide explosion of one of the most poignant anti-racism messages of a generation: Black Lives Matter. But what impact, if any, did the movement have in Britain? Will it lead to any tangible change? And what about those who feel the movement has gone too far.”
Andy Dunn, ITN Productions’ executive producer, said: “Never more so than during the past year have open and honest conversations surrounding race and racism been had in the U.K. A year on from George Floyd’s death, this film examines what effect it and the Black Lives Matter movement that followed had on Britain.”