The Story of Lovers Rock

Director: Menelik Shabazz
Release year: 2011
Length: 1hr 37min
We pay tribute to Menelik Shabazz, a pioneer in the development of Black British cinema and in the forefront of British film-making for over 30 years. Menelik died prematurely in June 2021. One of his most important films, this is the story of a uniquely British genre of reggae, a narrative of warmth, love and identity, born from the harsh black experience of the 1970’s and 80’s.
Our children need to know what our stories are