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Generation Revolution - Black Lens Film Festival

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  • Sun 18 Jul
  • 72 minutes
  • Director: Usayd Younis, Cassie Quarless


Black Lens Film Festival presents Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless' Generation Revolution.

Generation Revolution brings to screen the powerful story

of a new generation of black and brown activists who are

changing the social and political landscape in the capital

and beyond. This feature-length documentary film follows

an exciting new breed of organisations as well as the young Londoners that are part of them.

The London Black Revolutionaries, or ‘Black Revs’, have a predilection for dramatic, raucous, direct action: from sabotaging anti-homeless spikes; organising a die-in at the Westfield shopping centre to staging a “Black Brunch” against gentrification. Younger than the Black Revs, R Movement challenge the idea of the ‘Staid and Serious’ political activist. Having formed on social media, they’ve turned online debate into political action. Born out of irreconcilable differences with the Black Revs, The Black Dissidents are a new organisation intent on furthering the fight against oppression along the lines of race, class and gender.

The film vividly chronicles the evolution of our characters as they experience personal and political awakenings, breakthroughs and, at times, disillusionment. Generation Revolution offers a unique and original glimpse into the rewarding but difficult path that must be trodden in the struggle for personal, social and political liberation.

Black Lens Film Festival 2021 (BLFF2021) s a Black Cultural Archives film festival that celebrates new Black filmmaking talent with screenings and events. BLFF2021 opens on 16th July and is programmed in partnership with arts and culture agency