Handsworth Songs

United Kingdom, 1987, 61 min, Black and white

Documentary examining the 1985 riots in London and Birmingham's Handsworth district that erupted in reaction to the repressive policing of black communities.

CREDITS

Director:

John Akomfrah

Producer:

Lina Gopau

Cinematography:

Sebastian Shah

Editing:

Anna Liebschner

Sound:

Trevor Mathison

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Ghana born John Akomfrah is known for his experimental documentaries and video installations on the subjects of race, migration, and slavery in the encounters between European colonisers and African subjects.In the 1980s working in London, he helped found the Black Audio Film Collective and later set up the Smoking Dogs production company.

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