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Commissioned by BBC4 and BFI and directed by regular Amrou Al-Kadhi. This film premiered on the big screen at BFI before screening on BBC4 in September 2017 as part of the channel's Listen to Britain programme, with approximately 125k live viewers.
CLASH is a short experimental documentary critiquing Britain's obsession with period dramas, and how they erase the diverse reality of Britain today. This film - part parody, part candid interview - is a response to Humphrey Jennings' 1942 'LISTEN TO BRITAIN', a documentary used to propel a myth of national unity.
CLASH, through the perspectives of underrepresented queer people of colour, critiques the myths we still tell ourselves on screen. Through candid interviews and staged period-drama sequences with our subjects - involving a hobby horse race in East London - our film explores the issues surrounding nostalgic heritage cinema, and how it erases the diverse landscape of Britain today.
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