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A Family Called Abrew (U)

5-8 March

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

Details

This film can be purchased as part of the Welcome To: A Focus on Black Women Filmmakers collection.

In the style of Sankofa Film Collective, director Maureen Blackwood sketches the Abrew family tree. A unique showbiz family whose story begins in Scotland at the end of the 19th century. Using archive material, footage of family members and intimate interviews, A Family Called Abrew shows that Black people have always been in Scotland, subject to erasure and invisibility.  

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  • Director Maureen Blackwood
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 1992
  • Running Time 40m
  • Certificate U
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