Black Film Bulletin Presents: The Gaze

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Coffee Coloured Children

"Coffee Coloured Children was a film I felt I had to do - my first film; and to me, the film I had to do before I could do any other… (it was) the way I asserted my Blackness and my pride in it. In the process of making it, I had to really sit down and think about what I gained from my mother.” - Ngozi Onwurah, ‘A Tale Of Transitions’, Black Film Bulletin, 1994


Brave, unflinching, haunting heartfelt honesty frames director Ngozi Onwurah’s striking autobiographical portrait of her childhood. The daughter born of an interracial British-Nigerian union, Onwurah’s vividly abstracted memories unpack complexities of mixed race heritage, body image and socially-imposed trauma.

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Image credit: Ngozi Onwurah and the British Film Institute

  • Year
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
  • Director
    Ngozi Onwurah
  • Screenwriter
    Ngozi Onwurah
  • Producer
    Simon Onwurah