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THE STORY OF LOVER'S ROCK \ 100min \ UK

Lovers Rock, often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’ is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s to house parties, club and sound systems.  Lovers Rock developed into a successful sound with national UK hits (Silly Games/Janet Kay) and was influential to British bands (Police, Culture Club, UB40) 

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Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Trinidad International Film Festival; African Diaspora International Film Festival; New York's African Diaspora International Film Festival; Pan African Film Festival; CaribbeanTales Toronto

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Menelik Shabazz

Menelik Shabazz is a Barbados-born film director, producer, educator and writer, acknowledged as a pioneer in the development of independent Black British cinema, having been at the forefront of contemporary British filmmaking for more than 30 years. Shabazz is best known for the 1981 film Burning an Illusion his first feature. He was also co-founder in the 1980s of Kuumba film production company and Ceddo Film and Video Workshop, as well as being "founding father of the BFM media project" as the publisher of Black Filmmakers Magazine and creator of BFM International Film Festival.

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