Rio Cinema Tape/Slide Archive

In the 1980s, Hackney was one of the most deprived parts of the UK, ignored by Margeret Thatcher’s new vision of Britain. But at Dalston’s Rio – London’s oldest community-owned cinema – the Tape/Slide Newsreel Group was giving unemployed local young people a voice. It taught photography and sound-recording skills, and championed an alternative perspective on Hackney life.


The Rio Tape/Slide Archive Book