• Director

    John Akomfrah

  • UK-Ghana 1986. 61min

  • Digital

This rich and layered essay from the Black Audio Film Collective explores the complex factors that came together in mid-1980s Britain, as civil disturbances took place on inner-city streets, including the Birmingham district of Handsworth. Issues of race, class and identity in the context of colonial history, alongside media bias, are evoked through a range of voices that challenged audiences to understand what it meant to live in multicultural Britain.