How d’you know that Videos

How d’you know that? is a play for secondary school students and the local community. It was commissioned with Heritage Lottery Fund support as an introduction to the work of Sandwell Borough Archives in Smethwick.

The play was both set and performed in the Archives, and portrays the reaction of some present-day characters to Malcolm X’s visit to Smethwick in 1965, and other incidents from the area’s history.

A performance of the play and a short documentary about the making of the play, and audience reactions were filmed by Iconic Productions [Vimeo page].

The play