Diaspora-Artists logo


Films

Review relating to an exhibition, 1987
Published by: Scope
Year published: 1987
Unpaginated.

image of Films

single sheet A4/photocopied from original/Scope - Films/February/March 1987/page 67

Article reviews a number of films - no author credited
Text (in bold) at the top of the article: “Back in November of “86 a number of black films were featured as part of the 30th London Film Festival. Three major black films emerged as pick of the crop. These films were Playing Away, Passion of Remembrance and [The] Handsworth Songs. In this issue of Scope we will be reviewing Playing Away and The Passion of Remembrance. Handsworth Songs will be reviewed in the next issue.”

Article contains 2 images with the following captions: (The Passion of Remembrance) The narrator a black woman (Anni Domingo) tells of her lifetime experiences on her own terms - photo by David A. Bailey; (Playing Away) Willie Boy (Narman Beaton) creates a brief stir in a quiet Suffolk village - photo NFT.

From the article: “The Passion of Remembrance does primarily manage to accomplish what it sets out to do. It does reflect some of the hardships and the struggles experienced by blacks who settled in Britain and for the first time presents a personal view from a black woman of her restricted role in the struggle.” “The film makers Sankofa, a collective of five, came together in the summer of 1983. Sankofa are particularly concerned with exploring the differing relations around the black experiences, outside the realms of the Exotic, the Victim, and the Threat.”

Related people + view all 7

»  Martina Attille

Born, 1959 in St Lucia

»  David A. Bailey MBE

Born, 1961 in UK

»  Isaac Julien

Born, 1960 in London, England

Related exhibitions