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This short film looks back at 1981, an important year in the annals of Black British history, but one which began so tragically with the death of 13 young Black people in a fire during a birthday party in New Cross, London. This incident shook-up the Black community and caused a national outrage. To this today, it is a crime for which no one has been arrested or charged. The anger in the Black community led to the greatest march of Black people on the streets of London, a march of anger and solidarity that became known as the Black People’s Day of Action. This film captures exclusive footage of this march that started in Deptford, South London, before travelling through the centre of London.