A double serving of Black Country films. Billy Dosanjh’s Year Zero: Black Country builds on the filmmaker's previous short, the award-winning A Miracle in West Brom.
First up, Barney Snow’s real-life shaggy dog story, Some Day I’ll Find You. Mick Pearson, a retired police inspector is on the trail of a mystery – for the last 50 years, an enigmatic street artist, known as AJW has been leaving hand-drawn images of the actor and opera singer Mario Lanza in pubs all over the Black Country. But who is the artist, and why does he do it?
Billy Dosanjh’s Year Zero: Black Country builds on the filmmaker's previous short, the award-winning A Miracle in West Brom. Using previously unseen found footage, recorded anecdotes and fictional diaries, he sketches out the hopes and fears of the thousands of migrants who came to Smethwick in the 1960s to find work as manual labourers.
Dir. Billy Dosanjh / UK 2014