Black, British, Banned!
Three powerful documentaries, plus a discussion with some very special guests.
Total runtime 200min
In this session we feature titles that presented a black perspective that was missing from mainstream media and, with our panel of special guests, we ask what these films can tell us about today and where we are in the ongoing struggle for human rights. Made in 1978, Blacks Britannica narrates the struggles of Black communities in Bradford, Manchester and London. In 1981, Menelik Shabazz responded to bias and exclusion in the British media with Blood Ah Go Run, a documentary about the Black People’s Day of Action march, a protest following a deliberate house fire in New Cross that claimed 13 young lives. In 1985, Ceddo Film and Video Workshop produced The People’s Account – Broadwater Farm. The Independent Broadcasting Authority demanded changes, and when the filmmakers refused it was pulled from the schedules.
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