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Manchester Metropolitan University Birley Campus

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We are partnering with the North West Film Archive for this screening of two programmes from the BBC North West Regional TV Documentary series 'Long Live Our England'.

'Young and Black' - a 1972 programme on the prejudice encountered by young black people in Britain which highlights their sense of isolation. A group of black teenagers from Moss Side are interviewed and talk about their experiences of racial discrimination - at school, in the army and by the police.

'Strangers Yet' - the 1982 follow-up programme in which participants from the original series are shown at a special screening of the programmes in Moss Side ten years later, where they describe how life has been for them in the past decade. Those shown in the programme include Mavis Griffiths, who is now retired and still lives in Old Trafford, and her daughters Rosita and Sally; Youth Worker William Panton, who is now a barrister in London; brothers Peter and Thomas Nelson; sisters Shirley and Clecia Browne. Many refer to the struggles they have faced in their careers in the last ten years and the recent riots in Moss Side, Toxteth and Brixton being a result of the lack of employment prospects for non-white youngsters. Educationalist Jill John and Prince Kaba discuss the education system in 1982 and how it discriminates against non-white children.

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