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Handsworth Songs

Dir: John Akomfrah
UK 1986, 61 mins
Cert: 15

This collage essay was pieced together by the Black Audio Film Collective from their own footage, news reports and archive material (including The Colony), in the wake of Handsworth’s 1985 riots. Thirty years on, it has only gained in power and resonance as an analysis of how the mainstream media tackles dissent.

Presented in association with Film 21, a new community cinema for Handsworth. Refreshments included.


Date :
October 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Birmingham On Film, Handsworth
This event was part of Birmingham on Film


Handsworth Library
Soho Rd, Handsworth
Birmingham, B21 9DP
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Tickets will be available from the venue on the day - box office opens 30 minutes before the advertised event start time.