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Steel 'n' Skin (1979) Online

Steel 'n' Skin (1979) Online
Original Title :
Steel u0027nu0027 Skin
Genre :
Movie / Documentary / Short
Year :
1979
Directror :
Steve Shaw
Cast :
Mercy Ahadzi,Peter Blackman,Fimba Bravo
Type :
Movie
Time :
36min
Rating :
6.6/10

Peter Blackman, founder of Steel 'n' Skin, talks about this pan-African group, which takes African culture to British schools. The film follows the group during a ten day workshop in Liverpool.

Steel 'n' Skin (1979) Online

Peter Blackman, founder of Steel 'n' Skin, talks about this pan-African group, which takes African culture to British schools. The film follows the group during a ten day workshop in Liverpool. {locallinks-homepage}
Credited cast:
Mercy Ahadzi Mercy Ahadzi - Herself
Peter Blackman Peter Blackman - Himself
Fimba Bravo Fimba Bravo - Himself
George Dzikunu George Dzikunu - Himself
Idris Ibrahim Idris Ibrahim - Himself
Daniel Laryea Daniel Laryea - Himself
Majaha Mohammed Majaha Mohammed - Himself
Sarah Quaye Sarah Quaye - Herself
Vivian Renner Vivian Renner - Herself
Gideon Rodgers Gideon Rodgers - Himself
Emmanuel Tagoe Emmanuel Tagoe - Himself
Emmanuel Yao Emmanuel Yao - Himself


User reviews

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Former teacher Peter Blackman got together with friends to form Steel 'n' Skin after he found that his black pupils knew little about African culture and indeed found it shocking. Blackman says it was as if he was showing them pornography. Steel 'n' Skin was primarily a music group that blended African and West Indian styles but it also taught all kinds of culture including dance, fashion and tribal skills. Blackman talks interestingly about the group and the film covers a ten day workshop which it led in Liverpool. Everybody seems to be enjoying themselves and the activities are well covered by director/cameraman Steve Shaw, who appears to have done little else. A climactic concert features a fire eater, which does not seem to be a specifically African tradition. Blackman says that ethnic groups can never integrate unless there is mutual respect. In the time since the film was made black and white relations have substantially improved. Now of course some of the white majority has different prejudices. Peter Blackman was awarded an OBE for his work with race relations. He died in 2012.