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Good Father

You'll be delighted to meet Sid Williams and his six children, from Montpelier in Bristol, in this engaging documentary

Documentary 1980 59 mins

Director: Nick Gifford

Overview

Spend some time in the company of Sid Williams and his family - you won't regret it. This intimate, quietly observed documentary charts the day-to-day life of Jamaican-born Sid Williams and his six children, who live in the Montpelier area of Bristol. The subtle capturing on camera of the family's reactions eloquently demonstrates documentarist Nick Gifford's signature sensitivity and integrity.

The film exudes warmth and candour and was the second in a trilogy of films that followed the Williams family. It's a sequel to Sid's Family (1972), also available to view on BFI Player. The final film, Sid's Children, catches up with the family in 1989. The films were shown in independent cinemas and in Channel 4's True Stories slot in 1989. The trilogy recalls ITV's landmark series Seven Up, which has followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964.