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The Passion of Remembrance

Film
Curator: Sankofa Film and Video
Organiser: Sankofa Film and Video

Film made by by Sankofa film cooperative
Produced by Isaac Julien and Maureen Blackwood
1986 - 95mins, colour 16mm

From Luxonline: luxonline.org.uk/artists/isaac_julien/the_passion_of_remembrance.html

The Passion of Remembrance is a work about racism, sexism, homosexuality, and the generation gap, and their effects on a black British family. The film has two story lines: one features a black man and woman in a desert landscape, discussing the plight of blacks in the U.K. He is aggressive, she shows restraint. The second shows life for the Baptiste family through its personal histories from the 50s to the 80s. Issues of race and sexuality arise, fragments of identities surface and suggest the diversity of a black family’s experience in Britain.”

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