Seven Seconds is a macabre must-watch. Though you know who's guilty, Seven Seconds details how police killing black people cases get watered down to almost nothing by the time they get to court. This is where it's good. Where it fails is that you're not ever quite sure if they're going to go dramatic or serious. One minute it's poignant and raw, next minute it's melodramatic and lazy. It fights itself at times. Brilliant turn by British Blacktors Claire-Hope Ashitey & Zachary Momoh
It is not often as a writer you meet someone you are keen to speak to and have such a sense of warmth you hug impulsively. The wonderful Carmen Munroe hugged me right back with such genuineness and I wonder if it is being Caribbean that allows her to have no airs and graces despite being an award-winning actress, the focus of BFI’s Black Star Season, and the reason why an audience have come to BFI Southbank on a Sunday evening!