Flatpack Festival
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Blighty Now + Q&A

Wednesday 17th August, 2016

Smethwick Library | 19:30

A lyrical, bitter-sweet documentary featuring the voice of local singer Balbir Bhujhangy, followed by live Q&A with director Billy Dosanjh.

Smethwick-born filmmaker Billy Dosanjh has crafted this new film from the stories and dreams of those who came to the Black Country from the Asian sub-continent in the 60s and 70s. A lyrical, bitter-sweet documentary featuring the voice of local singer Balbir Bhujhangy, this free screening is the very first chance to see Blighty Now before its broadcast on BBC4 later in the year. Billy Dosanjh will be present to chat about the film afterwards. Update Blighty Now is so hot off the presses that unfortunately it isn't quite ready for this screening. However, the event will be going ahead. We will screen Billy's earlier film A Miracle in West Brom, and then show some exclusive clips from Blighty Now, along with some discussion involving both Billy and Balbir. Apologies for any disappointment - the full film will be broadcast on BBC4 during the autumn.

The Black Country Pop-up Film Tour runs throughout August, and is part of Creative Black Country's Imagine That! summer season.

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