As the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd approaches, and the trial of Derek Chauvin is currently underway in the U.S., British broadcaster ITV is producing a doc special hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald and Charlene White to explore the impact the event had on the UK population.
Produced by ITN Productions, George Floyd: Has Britain Changed? (working title) investigates the consequences of the tragedy and the conversations that have followed in Britain and around the world.
McDonald and White explore the effect of the Black Lives Matter movement and, in the wake of recent studies, ask how deep prejudice is embedded in British society and what, if anything, has really changed in the past year.
“The death of George Floyd a year ago sent waves of anger and frustration across the globe. 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,” McDonald said in a statement.
“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”, added White. “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.”