Classic film Babylon, depicts the struggles of a black British working-class musician and stars Brinsley Forde of the reggae band Aswad.
Babylon was filmed on the streets of Deptford and Brixton, London. The story centres on the sound system culture and themes of police racism, violence against blacks, poverty and disillusion with lack of opportunities.
Brinsley Forde’s character is a Deptford garage-hand by day and a disco-dispenser by night. The film follows him as he loses his job as a car mechanic, gets beaten up by police, is falsely charged, and forced to go on the run, falling out with his girlfriend and finally stabbing a racist neighbour in anger and frustration.