Black British Film and Television in the 1970s & 1980s: Celebrating talent in front of and behind the camera

For Black History Month 2022, HOME focuses on groundbreaking Black British filmmaking talent on screen and behind the camera. Featured filmmakers include director and writer Menelik Shabazz, whose landmark debut film, Burning An Illusion was one of the first explorations of black women’s experiences within British cinema.


Onsale Dates:
HOME Friends 12pm Fri 29 July
HOME Members 12pm Mon 1 August
General Sale: 12pm Tue 2 August

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