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Named after a song by NWA, Boyz N The Hood is the story of a group of young African American men growing up in South Central LA. When Tre's mum realises that his behaviour is more than she can deal with, she sends him to live with his dad, Furious. While Tre receives the benefit of Furious's strict discipline and moral guidance, his friends Doughboy and Rick are fatherless, left to navigate their own path through the morass of gangs, guns and drugs in the neighbourhood. Both a brilliantly observed coming-of-age story and a clear-eyed portrait of a community, Boyz N The Hood was recognised on release as a classic of American cinema.
Activities to support debate, discussion and reflection alongside a screening from the Black Star strand.
A film guide that looks at Boyz N The Hood (1991), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Bullet Boy (2004), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Dope (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Self-professed high school geek Malcolm is put in a compromising position when he finds himself in accidental possession of a large quantity of drugs.
16+ years 99 mins
Rapper Eminem stars as Jimmy 'Rabbit' Smith in an unflinching drama largely based on his own experiences.
14–16 years 106 mins
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The BFI announce Black Star, a new season dedicated to celebrating black actors, which we will complement with a dedicated strand at the Into Film Festival
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