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Short Experimental Documentary: CLASH. Writer/Director: Amrou Al-Kadhi
Commissioned by BBC & BFI, with Wingspan Productions. Producer: Savannah James-Bayly.
Airing 24th September, BBC 4, and screening at BFI on the 19th.
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Commissioned by the BBC & BFI, 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.