Handsworth Songs

John Akomfrah, UK, 1986o

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This essay film examines the 1985 race riots in Handsworth and London. Interweaving archival photographs, newsreel clips, and home movie footage, the film is both an exploration of documentary aesthetics and a meditation social and cultural oppression through Britain’s intertwined narratives of racism and economic decline.

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Genre
Documentary 
Running time
59 Min.
Original language
English
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John AkomfrahDirected by
Black Audio Film CollectiveScreenplay
Trevor MathisonMusic
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