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Zulu introduction

This screening will be introduced by Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and HOME’s Senior Visiting Curator: Film.

Film details

Seen by many as a classic British film, Zulu depicts the 1879 battle of Rorke’s Drift which took place during the Anglo-Zulu war. Cy Endfield was blacklisted from Hollywood and later worked extensively in the UK, whilst star and producer Stanley Baker had also collaborated with another blacklistee Joseph Losey.

Today, the film raises questions regarding the representation of the Zulu nation and the success of the film’s perceived anti-imperialist intentions.