Battle for Britain's Heroes
48 min • History, Politics & World Affairs • 2018
Afua Hirsch explores if Britain can be honest about its history and what that means for the legacy of its' greatest heroes. All countries have an official version of their history. It is a story built around grand achievements, victories and successes. However, around the world people are now challenging this by raising, often ignored, uncomfortable truths such as involvement with slavery, racism or colonialism. Now the debate has moved to Britain and in this film, Journalist Afua Hirsch explores why people get so upset when she raises what to her are simple facts about the past.