Blacks Britannica (1978)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Darcus Howe

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    1978

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Cast & Credits

Synopsis

A documentary illustrating the black community's understanding of, and response to, racism in Britain. It presents from a black working class perspective, an analysis of racism within the context of British history and the post-war crisis of the British economy. At the same time the film reflects the increasingly militant response within the black community to the continuing attacks upon it, both by organised fascist elements on the streets, and by the state itself.

Note: Originally made for transmission in the USA (WGBH Boston) in the WORLD series.

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