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Babymother

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Synopsis

Anita's got attitude and ambition. She plans to be a DJ, dancehall diva, dropping sweet lyrics to wind up the dancefloor. She has a style to make bodies wind... for she is Princess Neeta... 'Mistress of the Mic'... if it wasn't for.... her two kids, if it wasn't for Byron, the kid's father - a singerman himself, who ain't around that much but thinks his babymother should be at home looking after his children. If it wasn't that her mother loves the church so much and disapproves of the dancehall.

Babymother is Anita's story. At first a woman-child, selfish yet naive, street-smart yet vulnerable. A girl as yet unable to face the responsibilities of her children or her life. A girl travelling along the bumpy road to adulthood, through the tough, deeply male world of reggae music. Set against a backdrop of Harlesden's tenement housing, Babymother is a journey into the explosion of colour, passion and style that is the dancehall!

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Julian Henriques
Producer
Parminder Vir OBE
Co-Producer
Arts Council of England (National Lottery)
Executive Producer
Margaret Matheson
Director of Photography
Chris Seager
Principal Cast
Anjela Lauren-Smith, Wil Johnson, Caroline Chikezie, Jocelyn Eison, Don Warrington
Screen Writer
Julian Henriques

Production Company

Parminder Vir OBE
Producer
34, Heber Road
London NW2 6AA

Tel: +447767757546
parminder@parmindervir.com

Sales
Company

Film Four International
76-78 Charlotte Street
London W1P 1LX
UK

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