Being Blacker

Being Blacker

After a ten year absence, acclaimed filmmaker Molly Dineen is back with a new feature documentary: Being Blacker an intimate, 90-minute portrait of Jamaican-born reggae producer, businessman, father, son, and community pillar, Blacker Dread. 40 years after featuring in Dineen’s first film, Blacker, his extended family, friends and community in South London, face the combined challenges of rapid social change, gentrification, inequality, poverty, crime and racism as they seek to secure their futures. Made with intimacy and warmth, the film takes us deep into Blacker’s world and, through his eyes, offers a rarely-heard perspective on life in Britain today.

BBC2 is hosting a series of exclusive invitation-only screenings and events to introduce ‘Being Blacker’ before broadcast, and to hear from audience members from black communities how to maximise the impact of BBC Documentary in creating dialogue about the crucial social issues of our times.

Join us for a special preview screening and to hear from Blacker Dread and film-maker Molly Dineen, interviewed by BBC WM presenter, Nikki Tapper.


Event Details

Date: 07 March 2018
Location: Everyman Cinema
Address: The Mailbox - Birmingham B1 1RF

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