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Forgotten Black TV Drama

Just Like Mohicans

+ Q&A with writers Trix Worrell, Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan, Marlon Smith (Save Me), season curator Stephen Bourne and actor Susan Wokoma (work permitting), chaired by broadcaster Brenda Emmanus

Trix Worrell’s prescient play deals with gang loyalty.

Image from Just Like Mohicans + Q&A

Channel 4-Holmes Associates 1985
Dir Faith Isiakpere
With Mona Hammond, Gary Beadle, David Doyle, John Fowler
40min

Trix Worrell won Channel 4’s Debut ’84 prize for best script with this compelling story of a black youth thrown into a conflict of loyalties when he teams up with two white friends and breaks into the home of a feisty black elderly woman. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion examining what the fantastic plays in the season can teach us about black drama, and what opportunities lie ahead for black creatives and writers in a modern digital landscape.

With thanks to Holmes Associates for this BFI restoration.



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