DocHouse: City, Essay, Film: Handsworth Songs

DocHouse: City, Essay, Film: Handsworth Songs

Part of the UCL Urban Laboratory series City, Essay, Film this screening showcases the landmark Handsworth Songs by the Black Audio Film Collective, a richly-layered inquiry into the hopes and dreams of post-war Black British people in the light of civil disturbances in the 1980s. It will be accompanied by another short film that takes us deep into a neighbourhood that has long been associated with the Black experience in the United Kingdom (Brixton) posing questions around identity, justice and community.

The films in this programme include:

  • Handsworth Songs (dir. John Akomfrah, 1987)
    A richly-layered documentary representing the hopes and dreams of post-war black British people in the light of civil disturbances of the 1980s.
  • Street 66 (dir. Ayo Akingbade, 2018)
    Documenting Ghanaian housing activist Dora Boatemah and the Angell Town community in Brixton fighting for better housing conditions.

Director:

John Akomfrah

Starring:

TBC

Running Time:

61 minutes

Certificate:

15
  • Bertha Dochouse
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