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 Welcome to my collection of films about the black experience spanning over 35 years. Join my newsletter to keep in touch with my latest work, offers, screenings, events and also opportunities to participate in my future projects.

My new documentary Pharaohs Unveiled is currently being screened at venues across the UK. The audience reception has been fantastic. Now, you can pre-order your own limited edition UK DVD of Pharaohs Unveiled directly from my website.

You can also  pre-order the digital version of Pharaohs Unveiled, plus stream and download my other films and videos from Vimeo

Feel free to contact me through social media, by email info@menelikshabazz.co.uk or drop me a line through my website if you’d like to work together or to organize a screening for your group or community.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Menelik Shabazz

Menelik Shabazz

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 Sunra Studios, cofounder of CEDDO film collective; bfmmedia, a groundbreaking black filmmakers magazine and the bfm International Black Film Festival based in the UK

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Pharaohs Unveiled DVD available for pre-order now only in the UK

A new documentary exploring the spirituality of the Kemetians and the power of the ancestral world. Using channelling as a vehicle and force for transformation of self and community towards unimaginable worlds and possibilities for the human race.

Looking for Love

An awardwinning film about love and relationships between black British women and men. Available to buy or rent on Vimeo


This is the first TV pilot for a Barbados based drama directed by Menelik Shabazz. The pilot is available to buy or rent on Vimeo

Available on Vimeo

Music that defined a generation

from The Menelik Shabazz Collection

Burning An Illusion

A Classic Black British Film

from The Menelik Shabazz Collection