Experimenta Salon: Don’t You Want Me: A discussion on the music video for 'Don't You Want Me' by The Human League

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With its intimate, self-reflexive conceit, the iconic video for The Human League smash-hit ‘Don’t You Want Me’ emerged as a vanguard example of a new type of filmmaking in 1981. Drawing on a post-punk energy that had yet to be subsumed, it and a handful of other music videos channelled dynamic creative modes while still serving their intended promotional function. Might this video be considered ‘experimental’? Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring ‘Don’t You Want Me’ director-and-producer siblings Steve and Siobhan Barron, Professor Emily Caston, University of West London, and artist filmmaker and educator Matthew Noel-Tod, chaired by BFI programmer William Fowler.
Original languageEnglish
TypeScreening and talk
Media of outputPanel discussion
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018



  • The Human League
  • experimental film
  • British Film Institute

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