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Poly Styrene: I am a Cliché

Spearheaded, and co-directed by her daughter Celeste, this BIFA-winning documentary is a vital and spellbinding tribute to British-Somalian punk rock icon Poly Styrene, in which candour and commentary from UK talents Jonathan Ross, Vivienne Westwood and Pauline Black (plus narration from Ireland’s Ruth Negga) expertly captures the radical spirit of its subject.



Seminal punk frontwoman Poly Styrene’s career and relationships were marred by misogyny, mental health and racism. Featuring diary entries narrated by Ruth Negga, this documentary follows Poly’s daughter Celeste as she rediscovers her mother - both as a woman and an icon.