Despite modern advances in communication technology, many people face loneliness and depression. The new documentary from filmmaker Menelik Shabazz(‘The Story of Lovers Rock’, ‘Burning an Illusion’), Looking for Love combines music and performances with intimate interviews exploring relationships within the UK’s black British community. Individuals, groups, psychologists and comedians consider love, sex, intimacy, psychology and forgiveness in this frank documentary about black love and relationships in the 21st Century.

Menelik Shabazz has been on the cutting edge of black cinema for decades, not only as a filmmaker, but as a producer, magazine publisher (Black Filmmakers Magazine), educator and founder of the BFM International Film Festival. Shabazz is best known for his award winning films, ‘The Story of Lovers Rock’ and ‘Burning an Illusion’.

Contributors to Looking for Love include Dr Umar Johnson, Jackie Holder, Dr Dwight Turner, Susan Quilliam and comedians Kojo, Andi Osho, Eddie Kadi, Slim, Mr Cee, Donna Spence and Glenda Jaxon.

Release Date:  21 August 2015
Cert: 15
Running time:  115 mins
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