5 April 2021 

Watch George Amponsah’s Black Power: A British Story of Resistance

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance  

Watch Black Power: A British Story of Resistance, George Amponsah’s new documentary on the radical histories of the Black power movements, birthed in the 60’s across the UK. In what feels like the sister to Steve McQueen’s recent legacy series, Small Axe, which explores Black Britain from the 60’s to 80’s (and was indeed produced by McQueen), Black Power is a masterfully documented history of the cultural and political consequences of the Windrush era, the decline of empire and a growing Black consciousness fed by literature, music and activism around the globe that brought young Black people in the UK to the front lines of the civil rights movement.

Darcus Howe, activist, writer and member of the Mangrove 9 speaking at a London protest 

Told through the personal accounts of activists and historians - with many interviewees speaking on camera for the first time, the film is a much needed record of the Black power movements in the late 1960s in the UK, encompassing the testimonies of individuals and their insights after decades of struggle and the cultural influences that defined the times. A documentary not to be missed.

Watch it on BBC iPlayer here.


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