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Burning an Illusion 08

FACT Liverpool presents

Burning an Illusion [15]

The Box, Ground Floor
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
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Runtime: 101 mins

Menelik Shabazz’s pioneering first feature traces the emotional and political growth of a young black couple in Thatcher’s London. It was the first British film to give a central voice to a black woman, charting her journey to emotional maturity, emancipation and political awakening.

Following the film screening there will be a conversation between Black Screen's Bea Freeman and Menelick Shabazz's daughter, Khemi, who will be discussing Shabazz's previous work and last film shot in Zimbabwe.


BOOK TICKETS — £3 - £9

A time for celebration and reflection, Black History Month is one of the most significant moments of the year. To mark it, we bring you a special programme of film that showcases standout Black talent, from the writers and directors to leading stars.

From 10 October, join us every Monday to discover the BHM series. Screenings will operate on a pay-what-you-can basis starting from £3.

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