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Menelik Shabazz

Menelik Shabazz is an Award winning film director, producer, and writer - known as a key pioneer in the development of contemporary black British cinema. Born in St. John, Barbados in 1954, he has lived in the UK since the age of five. From an early age Menelik watched mobile cinema in his village in Barbados, but didn't entertain the idea of ... See full bio »


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Burning an Illusion
Looking for Love
Looking for Love Director
Step Forward Youth
Blood Ah Goh Run
Blood Ah Goh Run Director


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 2015 Looking for Love (Documentary)
 2011 The Story of Lovers Rock (Documentary)
 1982 Blood Ah Goh Run (Short)
 1977 Step Forward Youth (Short)
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 2015 Looking for Love (Documentary) (producer)
 1982 Blood Ah Goh Run (Short) (producer)
 1977 Step Forward Youth (Short) (producer)
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 1981 Burning an Illusion (written by)
 1977 Step Forward Youth (Short) (script)
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 2013 The Making of the Monarch (Documentary) (production manager)
 2007 Our Story Our Voice (Documentary) (production supervisor)
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 2013 The Making of the Monarch (Documentary)
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 2010/I Sus (archive and newsreel footage courtesy of)
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 2010/I Sus (with special thanks to)
 2007 Our Story Our Voice (Documentary) (thanks)
 1994 Alma's Rainbow (special thanks)

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Came to England at age six.

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