A young black girl looks over her shoulder as she sits on a wooden bench. She is wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair.

Black Film Bulletin presents: The Gaze (15+)

Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 January 2022
Recommended Age:
Advised certificate 15+

Warwick Arts Centre and the ICO Present The Cinema of Ideas.

The ICO’s Cinema of Ideas is an innovative new platform for amplifying different stories through collaboration, discussion and film. A series of online events that will run throughout 2022 and beyond, the Cinema of Ideas will bring underappreciated strands of film culture and heritage directly to audiences nationwide and create a welcoming public forum for vibrant critical discussion.

All these events take place online and will be booked through Cinema of Ideas streaming platform, Eventive, using the links below. Make sure to select Support Warwick Arts Centre from the drop-down menu when you book your ticket. 

Black Film Bulletin presents: The Gaze

From 25-27 January, the Black Film Bulletin presents The Gaze on the Cinema of Ideas, a collection of short films by trailblazing British filmmakers from the African-Caribbean diaspora, curated by the editors of Black Film Bulletin magazine (BFB). Memory, migration, and the complexities of navigating both heritage and homeland take centre stage in landmark works by Martina ‘Judah’ Attille (Dreaming Rivers), Ngozi Onwurah (Coffee Coloured Children) and Alrick Riley (Concrete Garden).

The Gaze collection is presented alongside And This Too Shall Pass: Decolonizing Film – a video essay revisiting the early history of the Black Film Bulletin – and a live Q&A with founding editor of the Black Film Bulletin Dr. June Givanni and writer Jennifer G. Robinson at 6:30pm on Wednesday 26 January.

Tickets £5. Support us by selecting Warwick Arts Centre at checkout. 

Book now https://bit.ly/3fwr4Em 

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‘Black Film Bulletin created a space through which to engage the works of pioneering and emergent Black filmmakers, writers and intellectuals. In its pages were the voices of Oscar Micheaux, Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Haile Gerima, Sir Horace Ové, Euzhan Palcy, Raoul Peck, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, Spike Lee, Arthur Jafa, John Singleton, Kasi Lemmons, John Akomfrah, Ngozi Onwurah, Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Isaac Julien, Gurinder Chadha, Pratibha Parmar, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Toni Cade Bambara, bell hooks, Kwesi Owusu, Nii Kwate Owoo, Maureen Blackwood, Martina Judah Attille, Alrick Riley, Munni Kabir, Trix Worrell and so many more.’ Reflecting memory, Movements and the promise of the Black cinematic future, Black Film Bulletin connected otherwise dispersed voices of an expansive African Diaspora.’

– THINK Cinematic

With the BFB‘s revival coming nearly three decades since its debut at the BFI, new editors Jan Asante and Melanie Hoyes join founder Dr June Givanni for the BFB’s next chapter; reaffirming its mission in a promising new era of digital and streaming.

©The BFB Editors (@BLKfilmbulletin)

Dr June Givanni. Jan Asante. Melanie Hoyes.


Additional BFB media

Black Film Bulletin Collection at BFI | Sight & Sound

BFB: An Oral History | Sight & Sound

Black Film Bulletin Series | In Conversation with the ICO

Part 1: Interconnectivity

Part 2: Spotlight On Black Talent

Part 3: Future Vision

Video streaming notice

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