Celebrating Hounslow’s Diversity

Susanna Wright is a documentary film maker and along with her husband, Rev Stu Wright, is part of the leadership of Holy Trinity Hounslow, the Church of England church situated right on Hounslow high street. Susanna recently made four short films for Hounslow Borough celebrating the diversity of our borough. The films were shown at West Thames College as part of Black History Month earlier in October.  

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce at Hounslow Council, and who chaired the event, said afterwards:

“This was one of the most important community events I have had the pleasure of being involved in since I’ve been a Councillor.  I must offer a big thank you to all our speakers at West Thames College this week.  We are really pleased here in the borough of Hounslow to celebrate our fantastic diversity and this event did just that.  Both our local MPs, Ruth Cadbury and Seema Malhotra spoke truly from the heart when they said they were proud to serve the people of Hounslow, and one of our outstanding merits is the huge diverse communities who live and work here in the borough.

“I must single out Susanna Wright, the documentary maker who showed us several heart-warming two-minute films simply called My Hounslow which were about ordinary people living here in the borough.  They have been short-listed for a number of awards at film festivals not just here in the UK but around the globe, promoting the borough to a whole new audience”.

You can view Susanna’s films at her website – Torron is the name of the first film: https://www.noscofilms.com/gallery

All the films are worth watching, but I was touched by the contribution of Richard and Christine, an older white, Christian couple, who take a proactive and gracious approach to the diversity of Hounslow from a position of their Christian faith. Please take a few minutes to watch these videos if you can.

David Maclure