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Now in its fourth year, Screening Rights is the Midlands' international festival of social justice film. The festival programme combines screenings of some of the most interesting and highly acclaimed new films with post screening discussions involving directors, producers, writers, activists and experts. Screening Rights aims to inspire and develop debate on the potential of film to affect personal, social and political change.

Menelik Shabazz writes and directs this groundbreaking film about a young Black woman who has had enough of her job, her boyfriend and Thatcher’s Britain.

Includes a post-screening discussion with special guests: star of the film, Cassie McFarlane, Dr Lisa Palmer (Sociology, Birmingham City University), Pogus Caesar (photojournalist and television producer). Chaired by Professor Roger Shannon.

(Film running time is 101 mins, followed by the Q&A of approx. 30 mins).

Shabazz neatly avoids trapping his main characters inside the bubbles…that suffocate most black figures in movies… nothing else quite like it has been made.

Ade Solanke, BFI Screenonline

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