"A Hole in Babylon" is based on the 1975 botched robbery of an Italian spaghetti house restaurant in Knightsbridge, London, by three black men who later claimed to be a Black Panther splinter group, the Black Liberation Army, fighting against capitalism and the oppression of black people. When the police are called after one of the hostages escapes, the robbery unintentionally becomes a siege, and the men end up holding hostages prisoner for six days. As the police refuse their demands, the men find themselves in a desperate situation spiralling out of their control. This dramatisation invokes discussions of race relations, state vs minorities and institutional racism accompanied with real archival/news footage of the siege.
Medium Length (70mins) Drama | United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago