BLACK BRITAIN ON SCREEN

This is a collection of films comissioned by Creative Interruptions and which deal with the personal experiences of a number of black producers and activists who are or were involved in creative (screen) activist practices in the past and present in the UK and abroad.

The films present different creative approaches and diverse anti-racist creative activists who have worked with screen media and digital media. All films make visible the cultural history of anti-racist screen practice and explore some of the broader connections between ‘Blackness’ and ‘creativity’ on the margins.

The films are positioned as a representation of voices that can change the dialogue around diverse Black communities, creativity, and activism in Britain and beyond.

Black Britain on Screen was commissioned to GA Films with George Amponsah as director. The film documents how screen media in the UK have been used as a space for resistance. The film is a drama-documentary that talks with more than 10 BAME filmmakers, producers, and film representatives in the UK to unveil what are the causes, the obstacles, and the solutions of BAME representation in the UK film industry.

Funded by Creative Interruptions and Brunel University London

by Director, Choreographer, and Creative Producer of Afrique Au Monde, Irene Ashu

Alors on Danse is a short film is an exploration of African cultural diffusion. African dance has changed the world and created a global culture. From Shaku Shaku to tribal dance styles, Alors on Danse presents a raw and untraditional exploration of movement. African dance is birthed from our joy, pain, anxiety, ego, fears, love, and ancestors. From Beyonce to Michael Jackson, to Shakira, African dance has created waves on global stages. Paris is a melting pot of African migrants and some of the best afro-beat dancers in the world. Alors on Danse follows five iconic dancers through the streets of Paris reflect the ways in which African dance has traveled and evolved.

Funded by Creative Interruptions and Runnymede

Sally Fenaux Barleycorn’s short film, Unburied, is a visual poem of pain and remembrance. Dedicated to those buried in the waters, to their lost-at-sea souls; it is a moment for heartbreak, guiding their souls back home. In this piercing and heartbreaking piece, Sally uses the Kola nut, and the significance of the ritual behind it, as a narrative device.

Funded by Creative Interruptions and Runnymede.