We are pleased to be able to share the conversation about Babylon from the event at Theatre Utopia in December 3rd 2015.
Despite the loud live music that was being played in the same building, the conversation was lively, and covered not just the film but also the issue of positive discrimination and the politics of race in cinema and society.
Sourced from here: https://moviemasterclass.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/babylon-a-conversation-at-theatre-utopia-with-lee-fairweather/
Lee goes into some detail about seeing the original script of the film and the process of securing its funding and production.
Sociology & Music Film Club: Babylon (1981)
Location LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building
Hosted in collaboration with the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies
Powerful portrayal of life for West Indian youths in London in the early 1980s. DJ for Brixton reggae sound system ‘Ital Lion Sound’, Blue (Brinsley Forde) is getting ready for the local sound system showdown with rival crew, Jah Shaka. But as the day of the competition approaches, Blue suddenly sees his life falling apart.
After losing his job, he’s beaten up by the police on a trumped-up charge, and then discovers that all of his sound equipment has been destroyed by local white residents, hostile to his music. Tired of having to deal with the constant daily pressures of racial-hatred and intolerance, Blue finally decides to take matters into his own hands, and strikes out at his oppressors.
No need to book, just turn up on the day. All welcome!
Dates & times
|14 Mar 2016
||5:30pm – 8:00pm
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