Rare screening of the Black Audio Film Collective’s award winning film Handsworth Songs (1987), commissioned by Channel 4 as part of their Britain: The Lie of the Land strand. The film challenges media perception of the 1985 riots that took place in Handsworth over two days in September following excessive Police use of stop and search powers. The filmed essay deliberately eschews conventional narration leaving the viewer to interpret and create their own narrative. Handsworth Songs is a powerful work and its stunning mix of archive footage, contemporary interviews and music is revelatory.
Thu 28 Jun 6pm at Grand Union, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS Free www.eventbrite.co.uk
Published on: Fri 25 May 2018