Menelik Shabazz30 May 1954 – 28 June 2021
Statement from Menelik’s family
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, brother, partner and uncle Menelik Shabazz, age 67. Menelik was a passionate film maker and forged the way for many black film makers. We thank you all very much for your messages of condolence. We have been touched by the tributes from those that knew him, worked with him, and were inspired by his work.
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About menelik shabazz
Menelik Shabazz is an Award winning UK film director, producer, and writer – a key pioneer in the development of contemporary black British cinema. Born in St. John, Barbados, he is known for a number of films including Burning An Illusion, Catch A Fire, The Story of Lovers Rock, Looking for Love and many others. He is also founder of and Chief Excutive of SunRa Pictures, cofounder of CEDDO film collective; bfm magazine, a groundbreaking black filmmakers magazine (now re-established online as https://bfmmag.com); and the bfm International Black Film Festival based in the UK (the largest of its kind in Europe).
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