Fringe Frequency: Watch Siana Bangura’s short film ‘Denim’ about London’s displaced communities

Check Out Fringe Frequency’s feature of Siana’s new film ‘Denim’!

Titled ‘Denim’, Bangura has combined film, poetry and music to show what happens when a city, like London, changes, and those who built communities, and gave regions their identity, are left behind.

Bangura pulls no punches in her criticism of food chains, property barons and the appropriation of black culture, which has contributed to the displacement of residents of Southwark, Lewisham, Hackney, and many other London boroughs in recent years.

Filmed and edited by Susuana Amoah, the film features vocals by singer-songwriter, Nia Ekanem, and Maya Bangura as Younger Siana.

The poet describes the film as “simultaneously a personal trip down memory lane, a documentation of a changing city, and a social commentary”.

Read the full feature HERE.

And watch ‘Denim’ below:

Siana Bangura

Siana Bangura is a writer, poet, performer and producer hailing from South East London. She is the author of critically acclaimed debut collection, 'Elephant', a book of poetry meditating on Black British womanhood and life growing up in London and the founder and former editor of No Fly on the WALL. Siana is the producer of '1500 & Counting', a documentary film investigating deaths in custody in the UK. With experience in indie publishing, journalism, and campaigns under her belt, Siana’s wide portfolio of work focuses on bringing voices on the margins to the centre. To find out more about Siana's work visit: And catch her tweeting at @Sianaarrgh