Handsworth Songs , directed by John Akomfrah, was the first…

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Handsworth Songs , directed by John Akomfrah, was the first major film of the Black Audio Film Collective. It explores the origins of the uprisings by black communities in Handsworth, Birmingham in 1985. Its themes are race, memory, ideology and Britain’s colonial past

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