BLACK BRITISH DOCUMENTARY (FULL LENGTH) – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Director and producer  Jaja Soze

Rapper, Director and Producer Jaja Soze

‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ will probably divide opinion for various reasons (e.g. footage of a few contributors should have ended up on the cutting room floor) but other than that I think Jaja has made an interesting and thought provoking documentary here for the younger generation.

For me the first 30 minutes of the documentary brought back memories of what it was like growing up black in the 1980s/1990s in South London and what was going on culturally and socially.

However Mad News reader Minx posed the question “Are any of these men in full-time employment?” and oddly enough that same question was running through my mind throughout the documentary. It seems the majority of the men featured in the documentary have their occupation down as ‘recording artist’, ‘CEO of ‘(insert name of community based foundation here) or ‘mentor’, but outside of these projects are they setting an example by showing some of today’s misguided youth that they are also now law abiding citizens who go out every morning and join the rest of Britain’s work force?

Your thoughts please….

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  1. Janice aka Miss Mad News :
    @Nii-Teiko
    What did you think?

    well… it’s a good first step for Jaja, others around him & some youngsters who may be putting these thoughts together for the first time but it also depressed the heck out of me. why?

    how many times have we heard these very basic solutions & topics being rolled around again and again by so many of us? and to hear big men in their 30’s still saying the same stuff? geez. they highlighted something though. there should be a way ex REAL road men are able to mentor youth. perhaps it could be within ‘100 Black Men’ but I think it needs something else. something akin to a nationwide (Uk) network. perhaps it could knit together postcode gangs etc

    I’ve got some other thoughts but I’ll start there. thank you for bringing the video to my attention

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