BLACK POLITICS AND CULTURE
Blues According to Lightnin' Hopkins |
The Sun's Gonna Shine |
BLUES ACCORDING TO LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS (1968,
In his own words and his 'own' music, Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins reveals
the inspiration for his blues.
This is the first part of a two-part documentary on the life and music of the
French-speaking blacks in south-west Louisiana's Cajun country.
RAILWAY (1974, Colour)
Felix Greene spent two months filming the construction of this remarkable railway
that links Dar-es-Salaam on the Indian Ocean to Kapiri Mposhi in the heart
of the Zambian copperbelt.
This is the second part of Les Blank's Cajun documentary and plunges the viewer
deep into the music of Clifton Chenier and its sources in urban and rural Louisiana.
SUN'S GONNA SHINE (1968,
A tribute to the great Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins.
This film documents
the struggles of asylum seekers in Britain for the recognition of their
basic human rights. In doing so it also investigates abuses on asylum seekers
and refugees in detention. The film contains unprecedented interviews with
previously imprisoned asylum seekers.
We carry a wide variety of material that explores and celebrates black politics
and culture, from American radicals of the 60s like Angela Davis, to political
struggles in Southern Africa, to jazz and reggae music festivals.
We also cover aspects of the Black experience in Britain - particularly asylum
seekers and refugees, and the aboriginal experience in Australia.