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Handsworth Songs

Tuesday 11th October, 2016

Handsworth Library | 18:30

This collage essay was pieced together by the Black Audio Film Collective from their own footage, news reports and archive material

Dir: John Akomfrah 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.

UK 1986, 61 mins