MENELIK SHABAZZ TRIBUTE

Screening Block includes:
SHORTS PROGRAM: Featurette On Menelik Shabazz | Excerpt from Looking for Love
FEATURE PRESENTATION: Heat

DATE/TIME: 09/13/2017, 6:15pm
ADDRESS: Royal Theatre, 608 College St


 

Menelik Shabazz | Feature | 40 mins | 2017 | Barbados/Uk | English


ABOUT THE FILM

A mini drama series about murder, class, sex and deceit set in multi-cultural Barbados, centered around Somerset Moore, a white, middle-aged patriarch who returns home unexpectedly from an overseas trip to find his wife in bed with her black lover.

 

DIRECTOR


Menelik Shabazz is a Barbados-born born multi-award Director/ Producer. He has worked independently or over 35 years in both documentary and fiction. He has produced work for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Shabazz is best known for his acclaimed cult classic Burning An Illusion (1982) which won the Grand Prix at the Amien International Film Festival in 1982. Catch A Fire his BBC drama/doc won the Prized Pieces/National Black Programming Consortium Award (1996/USA). More recently his feature length documentary The Story of Lover’s Rock (2011/UK won the Jury award for Best Documentary at the Trinidad International Film Festival in 2012. The Story of Lover’s Rock became one of the highest-grossing documentaries in UK cinemas in 2011.

His current production is Looking For Love (2015/UK), a feature documentary about black love, relationships and sex in the UK.