Black Film Bulletin Presents: The Gaze

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And This Too Shall Pass: Decolonizing Film

Cinema archivist Dr. June Givanni and curator Jan Asante’s film revisits the early era of the Black Film Bulletin, founded by Givanni and Gaylene Gould at the BFI in 1993. The film essay retraces the iconic voices of Black artists, filmmakers and cultural commentators who contributed including extracts from articles written by Black British filmmaker John Akomfrah, and interviews with pioneering director Sir Horace Ové, veteran producer Nadine Marsh-Edwards and director Ngozi Onwurah, the first woman of African descent to direct a theatrically-released feature film in the UK.


Additionally, you can watch an audio-described version of the film here, narrated by Dona Kroll (20 mins 17 sec).

Watch an introduction to the Black Film Bulletin with founding editor Dr June Givanni

Watch Coffee Coloured Children (dir. Ngozi Onwurah)

Watch Concrete Garden (dir. Alrick Riley)

Watch Dreaming Rivers (dir. Martina Attille)

Watch the live online Q&A, 6:30-7:30pm, Wednesday 26 January


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  • Year
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Director
    Dr. June Givanni & Jan Asante
  • Cast
    Sir Horace Ové, Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Ngozi Onwurah.