Mon 30 Oct | 18:30 | Ritzy Brixton BOOK NOW
Dir. Newton Aduaka
UK. 1999. 120 mins. English.
In ‘90s south London, three teenagers want to cut their first hip-hop record. Jamie, Godwin and Thomas have been friends for a long time, but lingering tensions surface as they realise that growing up is difficult in a racist society, and that they need money to make their dreams a reality. An early film by celebrated Nigerian director Newton Aduaka, made while he was living in London, Rage was a mouthpiece for youth culture that still resonates today, capturing the lack of opportunity and alienation for many on the streets of Peckham.
This screening is part of the UK-wide season Africa’s Lost Classics, revisiting the history of African cinema through a project led by Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival in Scotland and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).