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Babylon

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Languages

In English and Jamaican patois, with optional newly transcribed English subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman, Trevor Laird, Brian Bovell, Victor Romero Evans, David N. Haynes, Archie Pool, T.Bone Wilson, Mark Monero, Beverly Michaels.

Publication Information

New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2019]

Summary

Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.

Bonus features: Audio commentary with director Franco Rosso, screenwriter Martin Stellman, actor Brinsley Forde and producer Gavrik Losey ; Dread beat and blood (1979, a short documentary on Linton Kwesi Johnson directed by Franco Rosso) ; new interviews with Brinsley Forde and Dennis Bovell ; restoration featurette ; Q&A with cast and crew (recorded at the BFI Southbank in 2008) ; trailers.

Raw and smoldering, Babylon follows a young reggae DJ in Thatcher-era Brixton as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front.

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