Being Blacker

2018
  |  Book Tickets: 03/03/2018
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

After a ten-year absence, BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-winning filmmaker Molly Dineen is back with a new feature documentary. BEING BLACKER is an intimate, portrait of Jamaican-born reggae producer, businessman, father, son, and community pillar, Blacker Dread. 40 years after featuring in Dineen’s first film, Blacker invites the director to film his mother’s funeral, opening the door to his life at a time of great personal crisis. As the story unfolds, and Blacker faces his first prison sentence, he reflects on the issues that have dogged his last 40 years in the UK: inequality, poverty, crime, and racism, and why he sent his youngest child back to school in Jamaica. Made with intimacy and warmth, the film takes us deep into Blacker’s world and, through his eyes, offers a rarely seen or heard perspective on life in Britain today. We are delighted to welcome Molly Dineen and Blacker Dread for a post-screening discussion.

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