The Experience of Making Diasporic Film in the UK
Recorded on: 13 Jan 2007
John Akomfrah is one of the leading figures of Black British cinema. In 1982, he co-founded the seminal independent film-making workshop, Black Audio Film Collective.
His many prize-winning features and documentaries have won critical acclaim in the UK and the US. In 1986, he directed Handwsorth Songs, which won seven international awards including the bfi's Grierson Award for Best Documentary. John’s other films have included Seven Songs for Malcom X (1993), Speak Like a Child (1998), Riot (1999) and Digitopia (2001). John has written extensively on film theory and aesthetics, is a member of the PACT Cultural Diversity Panel and sits on the Advisory Committee of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival. He is also a BFI governor.
Posted on 20 Mar 2007 around 10pm