View Full Version : Free to Watch: Colour Blind - LFC Against Racism

15-1-09, 08:01

Have a watch and let us know what you think.


A film inspired by murdered black teenager Anthony Walker - and backed by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard - is now available to watch for FREE online.
Colour Blind, which was directed by comedian Lenny Henry and stars many famous Merseyside actors, premiered at Anfield last month in front of family and friends of the 18-year-old, along with the Liverpool skipper.

The 20-minute drama was inspired by the 1970 comedy-drama Watermelon Man and shows a racist white family turn black for the day.

"As a parent myself, I think we've all got responsibilities with our own children to make sure that they are taught the right lessons," said Gerrard after watching the film for the first time.

"It was a really good film. It was very powerful. That's the best idea because the message needs to be put across as early as possible.

"I think we are moving in the right direction as far as racism is concerned but we have to stay on top of it and keep drilling the message into people and society as a whole.

"We are all proud of our city and rightly so. We have got a fantastic city and that makes it even more sad when things happen like what happened to Anthony Walker.

"It was probably even more shocking to me because it happened in Huyton, where I'm from, and that's one of the reasons why I'm supporting this film. We need to make sure nothing like this ever happens again."

The programme is preceded by 'The Making of Colour Blind', a scene-setter for a film which examines the background behind the idea to create a drama which will be used in local schools to tackle the issue of racism.

Gee Walker, Anthony's mum, is hoping the film's powerful message will strike a chord with everyone who watches it.

"When I saw the film, it brought a tear to my eye," she said. "Our society is being eroded by racial hatred and we have to take a stand and say enough is enough.

"Liverpool is a wonderful city and I am appealing to all of you, don't let a few small-minded bigots destroy the good image of the city.

"I hope this film will change the hearts of everyone who watches it."

15-1-09, 11:00
Education and us trying harder can lead to changes. :)
Racism is disgraceful and I'm ashamed that we still live in society where you can testify to this things.

8-1-12, 09:57

Above link not working !!!

Click here for video (http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/video/features/1290-colour-blind)

8-1-12, 13:45
one small issue i was 404'd twice when opening the link

9-1-12, 11:45
one small issue i was 404'd twice when opening the link

Sorry Paul, Fixed.

Click here for video (http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/video/features/1290-colour-blind)

9-1-12, 11:47
FAO MOD's, Could your please fix the link in the OP. Thanks :)

9-1-12, 12:30
Thanks for fixing the link Matt..:)

9-1-12, 20:53
Good work, Paul.

Let's try to keep this aspect of Liverpool's community work in the public eye.