Wed 29 Jun 2022


Widely considered to be the first truly Black British musical, Babymother is a fictional tale of a young mother who dreams of becoming a singer.

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Contains strong language

Anita is a young mother struggling to raise two children with the help of her mother Edith, on a rundown estate in London. Anita nurses dreams of becoming a singer but finds opposition from her children's father, Byron.

Babymother is widely considered to be the first truly Black British musical, grounded in the vibrant, raw energy of the Black dancehall scene at the heart of late-1990s Harlesden, the hard core of British reggae. Babymother’s authentic feel is alive with the vibe of late-1990s Black British youth culture found in London’s NW10. Stylish, self-confident, aspirational, entrepreneurial and replete with attitude, these ragga singers and ragga girls express themselves freely through their music, distinctive sense of style and dramatic fashions. 


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The programme is curated by Priscilla Igwe of The New Black Film Collective.
The Reel Roots: Windrush tour is made possible thanks to the generous support of Film Hub Scotland.

Directed By
Julian Henriques

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