8 Nov / 7pm
BLACK AUDIO FILM COLLECTIVE 1986, 1h 1min
****Film will be available 24 hours before this conversation event***
A film essay on race and civil disorder in 1980s Britain and the inner city riots of 1985, Handsworth Songs takes as its point of departure the civil disturbances of September and October 1985 in the Birmingham district of Handsworth and in the urban centres of London. Running throughout the film is the idea that the riots were the outcome of a protracted suppression by British society of black presence. The film portrays civil disorder as an opening onto a secret history of dissatisfaction that is connected to the national drama of industrial decline.
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Part of OFF SIDE Cinema – a season of films and conversations looking at police brutality, media misrepresentation and resistance in 1980’s Britain
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