Today we have launched ‘City of Hope’, a #WeAreBristol film to poignantly mark the Covid-19 pandemic as the city begins its journey to recovery. The film brings to life the words of City Poet Vanessa Kisuule, who I commissioned to capture the feelings and spirit of the city during this time.
The pandemic has not only created physical barriers between us, it has brought forward feelings of fear, uncertainty and isolation. This film acts as a reminder of the rich and varied communities and cultures that make Bristol so special, as we all stand together in the face of crisis. It is that spirit which gives us hope for the future.
The next stage of the city’s recovery is crucial but also daunting for many people. We need to rebuild businesses, confidence, and all change how we live to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe. It is more important than ever that we act with respect and tolerance, and don’t forget the kindness and resilience we have shown the past few months.
Watch the film now and share with friends and family to help us spread this message of hope.