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Dir. Newton Aduaka
UK. 1999. 120 mins. English.
In ‘90s south London, three teenagers want to cut their first hip-hop record. Jamie, Godwin and Thomas have been friends for a long time, but lingering tensions surface as they realise that growing up is difficult in a racist society, and that they need money to make their dreams a reality. An early film by celebrated Nigerian director Newton Aduaka, made while he was living in London, Rage was a mouthpiece for youth culture that still resonates today, capturing the lack of opportunity and alienation for many on the streets of Peckham.