Nick Gifford ~ Filmmaker

“His work has to do with precision of understanding and portrayal, humour in both, and fellowship as an ideal.” Peter Sainsbury


Sid's Children

The film is the third in a trilogy charting the lives of Jamaican-born, Bristol-based Sid Williams and his family at eight year intervals from 1972 through 1980 to 1988. In this respect it recalls ITV's much-lauded series Seven Up, which has followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964. In the same year as this film, director Nick Gifford made the similarly-themed film “Oh for the Wings of a Dove”, a portrait of a Pakistani family living in Birmingham, which is available to view on BFI Player.

Click on the frame below to view the full length film on Vimeo.  (Playing time 76 minutes)

View clips from the film!

Click on the 2 video clips below to watch excerpts on Vimeo: