Being Blacker

Monday 19 June 2pm

Being Blacker + intro and Q&A with Molly Dineen and Blacker Dread

BAFTA-winning filmmaker Molly Dineen returns to the subject of her first documentary, Blacker Dread.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and BAFTA award winner Molly Dineen is reunited with charismatic reggae producer, businessman and community pillar Blacker Dread. He appeared in her 1981 graduation film Sound Business, which looked at sound system culture in the UK. Responding to a request from him to film his mother’s funeral, Dineen picks up her camera to record this fascinating documentary portrait, which unfolds at a time of great personal crisis for Blacker. As the story unfolds, 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. The event is hosted by Arike Oke, Executive Director of Knowledge and Collections at the BFI.

Free for over-60s (booking by phone or in person only), otherwise normal matinee price.

Also available on BFI Player.


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