Mangrove 9 Screening at the BFI
Double bill as part of the BFI's African Odysseys season
A Hole in Babylon, Play for Today, BBC 1979. Dir Horace Ove. With T-Bone Wilson, Trevor Thomas, Archie Pool. 70min
A fine TV drama based on actual events, when members of the newly formed 'Black Liberation Army' attacked the Spaghetti House in Knightsbridge, and a famous siege developed
Mangrove Nine, YK 1973. Dir Franco Rosso. 40 min.
Re-released documentary from the director of Babylon, featuring the aftermath of a Notting Hill protest against police harassment which culminated in the arrest of nine people - including a young Darcus Howe - and a headline case at the Old Bailey.
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