SAMBA GADJIGO / ‘SEMBENE’ INTERVIEW
With the BLACK STAR BFI festival underway and the appreciation of more diverse works, people have a chance to reflect on the past histories and legacies with brand new-screenings from the work of the ‘Father Of African Cinema’, Ousmane Sembene. John Higgins had a chance to discuss the film-maker in a recent telephone interview.
Continue reading “An interview with Professor Samba Gadjigo”
As somebody whose own awareness of African culture (and I suspect many other UK film fans of a certain generation) is limited to Euan Lloyd’s Boys Own adventure THE WILD GEESE (1978), it is fitting and timely that people are about to get a real sense of the real Africa through a wonderful new, perceptive and enlightening documentary. Continue reading “SEMBENE! Film Review”
Beth Orton takes a step outside the music arena in Esther May Campbell’s atmospheric and poetic analysis of family connection and dysfunction. Whilst at times the dream-like visuals can sometimes take the audience out of the focus upon what the underlying message of the film is – that Orton plays a mother, separated from her family, whose daughter, Rose (Zamira Fuller) who longs to see her. Continue reading “Light Years Review”
The BFI are launching a season of films to celebrate diversity in cinema.
The BLACK STAR event has been announced by the BFI as follows:
“Black Star explores the relationship between stars and the audiences who love them, spotlighting great performances by black actors on screen. Continue reading “A CELEBRATION OF BLACK CINEMA THIS AUTUMN AT THE BFI”