John Akomfrah on Handsworth Songs, Birmingham riots

This is audio from a discussion with John Akomfrah after the screening of Handsworth Songs. In it he talks about making of the film, which began as a de-centered exploration into the developing narrative of black communities living in Handsworth and the political and social difficulties they(including the filmmakers) were facing.

Kodwo Eshun, who has been mentioned on this blog, organized a retrospective of the BAFC's body of work in Britain.

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