The Departure Lounge Presents African Oasis and What They Telling Us It’s Illegal For?

Posted on 21 November 2012

To mark 30 years since Channel 4 began, The Departure Lounge presents two Birmingham made films from the early period of association between the groundbreaking channel and Birmingham Film/Video Workshop. Plus Q&A with the directors following the screenings.

With thanks to VIVID for making these archive films available.

African Oasis

Director: Yugesh Walia

UK | 1982 | 40 mins

Documentary about the Handsworth Cultural Centre in Birmingham, an oasis of cultural activities for the area’s black community.

What They Telling Us It’s Illegal For?

Directors: Jonnie Turpie / DHSS

UK | 1984 | 52 mins

Young people from Telford New Town examine the statement that ‘Home taping is illegal’ and speak to the BPI, Island Records, and Paul Weller of the Style Council.

Thursday 29th November 2012, 6.15pm

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The Departure Lounge Presents African Oasis and What They Telling Us It’s Illegal For?