'Powerful' Black Lives Matter short film showing a father banning his daughter from a protest because he watched his best friend get killed in a racist attack at a rally leaves viewers 'in tears'

A new ITV drama about the Black Lives Matter movement has left viewers in tears after showing a terrified father banishing his daughter from the protests because he watched his best friend be killed at one. 
The first episode of Unsaid Stories aired last night at 9pm, titled Generational, and saw dad Oliver (played by English actor Nicholas Pinnock) catch his teenage daughter Justina (Yasmin Monet Prince) trying to sneak out to a rally. 
After the concerned parent tries to stop his loved one from going, he's forced to explain his decision, recalling the moment his best friend was killed by racists following an anti-racist protest. 
The emotional scenes - played across a 15-minute episode - were labelled 'incredibly powerful and moving' by Twitter users who rushed to praise the short-series for its 'honest' writing.


A new ITV drama about the Black Lives Matter movement has left viewers in tears after showing a terrified father banishing his daughter, pictured together, from the protests because he watched his best friend be killed at one
A new ITV drama about the Black Lives Matter movement has left viewers in tears after showing a terrified father banishing his daughter, pictured together, from the protests because he watched his best friend be killed at one
Viewers were left in tears following the emotional scenes, with one Twitter user, above, writing: ''#UnsaidStories promised ourselves we wouldn't but part one got us bawling already. Great job everybody'
Viewers were left in tears following the emotional scenes, with one Twitter user, above, writing: ''#UnsaidStories promised ourselves we wouldn't but part one got us bawling already. Great job everybody'
One viewer wrote: '#UnsaidStories promised ourselves we wouldn't but part one got us bawling already. Great job everybody.'
Another said: 'Such a wonderfully written, moving and important short film,' while a third added: 'Quiet, moving, powerful... long enough to tell it's story, important enough to prompt conversations.' 
While a fourth impressed viewer wrote on Twitter: 'Wow that was brilliant. So moving. Thanks ITV.'
Unsaid stories is a new four-part ITV series of short films inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
In the first episode, when Oliver catches his teenage daughter, Justina, sneaking out, the usual scenes of antagonism between parent and child follow.  
The first episode of Unsaid Stories aired last night at 9pm, titled Generational, and saw dad Oliver (played by English actor Nicholas Pinnock) catch his teenage daughter Justina (pictured) (Yasmin Monet Prince) trying to sneak out to a rally
The first episode of Unsaid Stories aired last night at 9pm, titled Generational, and saw dad Oliver (played by English actor Nicholas Pinnock) catch his teenage daughter Justina (pictured) (Yasmin Monet Prince) trying to sneak out to a rally
After the concerned parent tries to stop his loved one (pictured together) from going, he's forced to explain his decision, recalling the moment his best friend was killed by racists following an anti-racist protest
After the concerned parent tries to stop his loved one (pictured together) from going, he's forced to explain his decision, recalling the moment his best friend was killed by racists following an anti-racist protest
The emotional scenes - played across a 15-minute episode - were labelled 'incredibly powerful and moving' by Twitter users (above) who rushed to praise the short-series for its 'honest' writing
The emotional scenes - played across a 15-minute episode - were labelled 'incredibly powerful and moving' by Twitter users (above) who rushed to praise the short-series for its 'honest' writing
However, it is soon discovered that Justina is sneaking out to a Black Lives Matter march, leaving her father shocked and concerned. 
His daughter cannot understand why he doesn't appear to support the anti-racism cause and begs for an explanation.
Eventually, a heartbroken Oliver reveals that he protested racism in his youth when at university, but never attended another rally after his first because he watched his best friend be killed by racists following it.
He recalled how he and his friend were walking back home after a protest when they were attacked by racists.
Unsaid stories is a new four-part ITV series of short films inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Pictured: Oliver (played by English actor Nicholas Pinnock) and his teenage daughter Justina (Yasmin Monet Prince)
Unsaid stories is a new four-part ITV series of short films inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Pictured: Oliver (played by English actor Nicholas Pinnock) and his teenage daughter Justina (Yasmin Monet Prince)
Oliver said nearby police failed to help when he ran and upon his return, his friend Anton had been beaten to death.
'[The attackers] must have realised they'd gone too far as all of a sudden they'd just stopped,' Oliver told his daughter.
'Every inch of Anton's face was covered in blood. I watched my best friend die. Just like that, Anton was gone.' 
After comforting her father, Justina convinces him to attend the protest with her and the pair are captured making their way to the event.
'Powerful' Black Lives Matter short film showing a father banning his daughter from a protest because he watched his best friend get killed in a racist attack at a rally leaves viewers 'in tears' 'Powerful' Black Lives Matter short film showing a father banning his daughter from a protest because he watched his best friend get killed in a racist attack at a rally leaves viewers 'in tears' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:08 Rating: 5

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