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From miners in the collieries of Edwardian Yorkshire and Lancashire, soldiers joining the services in World War One, to school leavers in 1965, racial tensions on a Liverpool housing estate and partying on the streets of the Notting Hill Carnival, this is a rich and varied depiction of black British life on screen throughout the 20th century. Spanning 1901 to 1985 with films from different regions of the UK and rarely seen footage, the programme tellingly reveals the struggle with racism and prejudice over the years, while also celebrating stories of migration, community and black culture in Britain.
Widely considered to have kick-started black British cinema, this 1970s film focuses on a black school leaver well-qualified but unable to find a job.
16+ years 120 mins
Documentary in which the late writer James Baldwin looks back at his experiences through American history, most notably the Civil Rights movement.
16+ years 94 mins
A fascinating compilation of over 100 years of black Londoners on film, including interviews, newsreels, and clips from TV shows and feature films.
11+ years 82 mins
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