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Cinema On Demand: Q's Barbershop (15*)

Chronic Youth 2020

a man sitting in the barber chair with two barbers cutting his hair

A lighthearted and captivating insight into black masculinity in Denmark from a barber's chair.

Situated in the housing estate of Vollsmose, Denmark, Emil Langballe lends his camera to barbershop owner Qasim, a hardworking entrepreneur and community anchor. This intimate and warm hearted documentary paints the breadth of black masculinity with rich and vibrant colours.

It showcases the importance of community endeavours to survival and joy as the barbershop becomes a second home to local East African men of all ages.

We are delighted to welcome star of the film, Qasim Ahmed and London barbershop owner Peter Omo Atakpo (one of the consultants behind the award-winning National Theatre production Barber Shop Chronicles) for a live online Q&A at 7pm on Wed 7 Oct, hosted by Barbican Young Programmer, Ademola Bello.

2019 Denmark Dir Emil Langballe 60 min

Please note this rental is only available within the UK

Chronic Youth Watch Party
Join the Young Programmers at 7pm, Sun 11 Oct for a free watch party to wrap up the festival, discuss the films you’ve seen and learn more about their experiences curating the annual event. 


£5 Young Barbican exhibition tickets

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How to watch

Please note this rental is only available within the UK

1.    Choose the film you want to watch.
2.    Add to basket and proceed to purchase.

3.    If you already have an account, you can log in during the purchase. If not, create an account as you buy. 

4.    Once your purchase has gone through, you can click on the button to click to ‘Watch your films', or click on the link in your email, or go to your account.
5.    Start watching your video. From purchase, you have 48 hours to start and finish watching the film. Enjoy! 

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