Pioneers of diversity on television discuss their ground-breaking work including a screening of the award-winning Handsworth Songs.
Panellists: Producer Tariq Ali, filmmaker John Akomfrah and Commissioner Sue Woodford-Hollick.
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Total running time 120min.
+ Q&A with John Akromfrah
Black Audio Film Collective
Channel 4 1986. 58min
As three workshops began to consolidate the Black independent sector, Black Audio’s Handsworth Songs, transmitted in 1987 following the riots in Birmingham, was an early indication of the potential for reaching significantly wider audiences with formally innovative, politically relevant experimental film. John Akomfrah will be present to discuss this remarkable production.