Riots and Rumours of Riots 1981
33 mins United Kingdom Director. Imruh Caesar
Inspired by the 1981 'race riots', director Caesar Imruh explores the origins of radical Black consciousness in 1980s Britain by charting the experience of the preceding generation. Part essayistic meditation and part oral history, the film layers audio-visual archive material with recorded testimony. The resulting timeline begins with post-WWII migration following Caribbean contributions to the war effort and ends with reflections on the 1958 Notting Hill riots sparked by racism.