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Being Blacker (2018)




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Documentary by filmmaker Molly Dineen telling the story of the renowned reggae record shop owner and music producer, Blacker Dread, his extended family, friends and the wider Brixton community.


Critic Reviews for Being Blacker

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

What emerges is a sensitive portrait of a man at a difficult crossroads in his life. There's an immediate crisis involving a run-in with the law. But there are more lingering ghosts to do with migration, separation, integration and identity.

March 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The best documentaries give a slice of other lives, lived both well and badly, which, in the right hands, can linger in your head for months. These were the best hands.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Tender and loving and sharp and engrossing and somehow unpicked not just a life but also what it's like to be black in Britain today without ever getting in your face.

March 19, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Standing close with her camera, letting people talk, [Molly] Dineen catches the rhythms and textures of everyday life until people are ready to tell their stories.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Molly Dineen's documentary puts race identity in Brixton under the microscope.

March 13, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The documentary was tawdry and sad...It all felt very bleak.

March 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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