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Babylon (Film)

Babylon (1980) Screening


07 Apr 19:30

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07 Apr 2020


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Following a young Rastafarian rapper, Blue (Brinsley Forde) in 1970s Brixton, Babylon tells the story of the Reggae sound system culture as it filled the streets of South London. The film presents a portrait of the Black British communities in London, a part of British culture that is often overlooked on screen. Babylon reflects on the racial divide between communities in the latter-half of the 20th century and asks the question: ‘what does it mean to be British.’

Join Film East at Norwich Theatre Stage Two on 7 April to experience the film that was banned from screens for being ‘too controversial.’ This rare screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the history and impact of soundsystem culture.

This event is programmed by Film East. Working with Reel Connections and Film Hub South East, Film East is part of the BFI’s Young Film Programmers network.

Important information

Running time: 90 minutes

Age recommendation: Cert 15

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Stage Two

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Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

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