Film Africa 2016: Round-Up of Day 2

About last night, we had another amazing line-up of films and discussions for you!

White Colour Black by Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye during The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016. Adesunloye’s debut feature is brimming with subtle intricacies of the Black British, mixed race experience, where questions of identity, place and belonging are omnipresent. London, Saturday 29 October 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
White Colour Black by Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)

 

Hamdi Khalif and Idil Osman joined after the screening of A Stray to reflect on the film and the subjects it raises. We talked about the familiar and the unfamiliar, personal identity and traditions in a new place, as well as trying to find the right path in the face of many challenges. Idil Osman explained how dogs are seen in Somali society, and why the story of the main character Adan and the stray dog was so unlikely. The dog, who starts off as ‘haram’ and a burden to Adan, slowly becomes a companion.

Hamdi Khalif read from her poem The Mother of Mogadishu and told the story of her relationship with her grandmother. We spoke about loss, and what it means to find your path after experiencing this. The discussion ended on the theme of hope and resilience of Somali people.

 

 

 

 

 

Nigerian-British Director Joseph A. Adesunloye and his amazing team joined us to discuss White Colour Black  with talks on loss, multiple identities and sexuality.

 

White Colour Black by Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye during The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016. Adesunloye’s debut feature is brimming with subtle intricacies of the Black British, mixed race experience, where questions of identity, place and belonging are omnipresent. London, Saturday 29 October 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
Isabel Moura Mendes leads a Q+A of White Colour Black by Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Colour Black by Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye during The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016. Adesunloye’s debut feature is brimming with subtle intricacies of the Black British, mixed race experience, where questions of identity, place and belonging are omnipresent. London, Saturday 29 October 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
White Colour Black by Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye with cast and crew and Isabel Moura Mendes (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)

 

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We’ve got another amazing line-up of films, conversations and blissful music tonight:

Naked Reality  Sun 30 Oct | 18:00 | Hackney Picturehouse     BOOK NOW

The Revolution Won’t be Televised  Sun 30 Oct | 18:30 | Ritzy Brixton     BOOK NOW