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Babymother 1998 15

81 mins United Kingdom Director. Julian Henriques

Babymother is a feminist triumph and widely considered the first Black British musical. Anjela Lauren Smith gives an outstanding performance as Neeta, a young mother who nurtures dreams of becoming a dancehall star with her two rude gyal friends. The pageantry of the cast's outlandish style and rich soundscapes - captured on location in Harlesden - make the film an iconic capsule of 90s British Caribbean dancehall culture.

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Directed by

Julian Henriques

Featuring

Jocelyn Esien

Caroline Chikezie

Anjela Lauren Smith

Genres

Musical

Tags

Reggae music Single mothers Afro-Caribbean community in Great Britain North London

Collection

Black British Filmmaking Unavailable on DVD

Certificate

15 Contains strong language and moderate sex

Released

1998

Country

United Kingdom

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