Ragamuffin is a man on trial. In the ‘Supreme Court of Afrikan Justice’ he has been indicted for his role in criminalising the Black community. Now he is defended as a disaffected revolutionary. Eventually he will be celebrated as a symbol of young Black urban experience.
During the course of Ragamuffin’s allegorical trial, the Court is asked to consider the historical significance of the Haitian slave revolution of 1804 as well as the events leading up to the Broadwater Farm uprising. Key episodes from the case are depicted using a range of styles including reggae, dance, rap, and mime.
Amani Naphtali’s parodic drama reveals the conflicting realities for Black youth in contemporary Britain and ultimately leaves the audience – aka the jury – to decide Ragamuffin’s fate.
The screening of Ragamuffin will be followed by a Q&A with Amani Naphtali.
The weekend of public programme begins with a day-long event on the Broadwater Farm Youth Association and the story of the Tottenham Three on Saturday 28 August.
Sun, 29 Aug 2021
£10 full price, £7.50 concessions, £5 green/blue members
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This event forms part of the programme accompanying War Inna Babylon: The Community’s Struggle for Justice Truths and Rights and the ticket includes exhibition entry.
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