Being Blacker


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.


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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…
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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.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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It's a big, beautiful sprawl of a film, that spans continents as well as generations.

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

Mar 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.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

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