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Ballet BlackBallet Black

Documentary198685 mins

Stephen Dwoskin brings together members of the Ballet Negres dance company, founded in London in 1946.

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Steel 'n' SkinSteel 'n' Skin

Performance197936 mins Location: Liverpool

Black music and culture in the community

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Osibisa Musical GroupOsibisa Musical Group

News19803 mins Location: Plymouth

Ghanaian led Afro-Caribbean band spread infectious rhythms of world music at Plymouth’s Frankfort Gate.

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London Line No. 113London Line No. 113

Cinemagazine196614 mins Location: Sevenoaks

If your interests happen to include rainwear, concrete in Africa, science in Sevenoaks, and gbedu drum music, then this is your lucky day...

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Divide and Rule - Never!Divide and Rule - Never!

Documentary197841 mins

Young working class Londoners fight racism with the power of rock and reggae in this anarchic documentary.

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Grove CarnivalGrove Carnival

Documentary198118 mins Location: Notting Hill

West London echoes to the sound of reggae and steel pans in this kaleidoscopic record of the 1980 Notting Hill Carnival.

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Black Theatre of BritainBlack Theatre of Britain

Documentary197512 mins

Interesting doc following the Black Theatre of Brixton, which produced more black plays in two years than the whole of English theatre had in the previous twenty-five.

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Out and AboutOut and About

Non-Fiction197914 mins Location: Leeds

Sandwiched between two typical native spectacles, the flower show and performing animals, the Leeds Carnival brings forth all the rhythms and exuberance of the Caribbean.

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Aklowa African Village in EssexAklowa African Village in Essex

Factual TV19866 mins Location: Takeley

Essex primary schoolchildren share an unforgettable afternoon, living the life of an African villager.

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Aklowa African Village, Bishop's Stortford, EssexAklowa African Village, Bishop's Stortford, Essex

News19775 mins Location: Takeley

With workshops and performances, Aklowa village in Essex promotes a greater awareness of the richness of African culture.

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African Sculpture Exhibition in WeymouthAfrican Sculpture Exhibition in Weymouth

News19791 minsSilent Location: Weymouth

An African sculpture exhibition in a Weymouth school

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East African Dance in WeymouthEast African Dance in Weymouth

News19768 mins Location: Weymouth

Basil, an East African performer educates school children in traditional dance

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African music at Stewards Comprehensive, HarlowAfrican music at Stewards Comprehensive, Harlow

News19747 mins Location: Harlow

With great enthusiasm, the schoolchildren of Stewards Comp in Harlow are inspired to drum, dance, and sing traditional African music.

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Aerial Views of YorkshireAerial Views of Yorkshire

Non-Fiction197910 minsSilent Location: Leeds

A bird’s eye view of the tower blocks and new roads of 1970s Leeds contrasts nicely with the colourful and exuberant Caribbean Carnival, headed by an intriguingly titled banner.

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Notting Hill CarnivalNotting Hill Carnival

Amateur film19762 minsSilent Location: Notting Hill

Music, dancing and community characterise this short film from Notting Hill Carnival, 1976.

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A World Is TurningA World Is Turning

Documentary194845 mins

A lost chapter in black British film: extraordinary rushes from a documentary showcasing talented members of the black community.

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The Black EmperorThe Black Emperor

Drama19498 mins

Paul Robeson demonstrates his vocal talents in this short extract from Song of Freedom

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Mining Review 2nd Year No. 11Mining Review 2nd Year No. 11

Industry sponsored film19499 mins

American actor and singer Paul Robeson visits an Edinburgh colliery, where he regales miners with a rendition of 'I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night'.

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The Homecoming: A Short Film about AjamuThe Homecoming: A Short Film about Ajamu

Drama-documentary199517 mins Location: Brixton

Queer activist and artist Ajamu prepares to leave Brixton for an exhibition of his work in his hometown, Huddersfield