Screening of The Colony & The Fortress

Philip Donnellan, copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission

Philip Donnellan, copyright resides with the original holder








On Wednesday 28 October 2015, there will be a screening of two of Philip Donnellan’s films: The Colony and The Fortress. The films will be introduced by Professor Paul Long, from Birmingham City University.

While working within the BBC, the passionate and provocative Donnellan used his anti-establishment sensibilities to tell the stories of marginalised individuals and communities.

In The Colony, West Indian immigrants in Birmingham describe how their expectations have been tempered by experience.

Current affairs series, Landmarks, portrayed stages of life from birth to old age; The Fortress shows how it felt to live on a Sheffield estate.

The Colony
BBC 1964
Directed by Philip Donnellan
58 min

Landmarks: The Fortress
BBC 1965
Directed by Philip Donnellan
30 min
The screening is at 18:10, on 28th October 2015, at NFT3, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT