His Majesty’s Sergeant
Followed by a Q&A with Ato Yanney Jr., the son of the director, and Barnaby Phillips
Screening with Burma Boy
Shot in stunning Panavision in 2005, this is the re-mastered and revised version of late Ghanaian director Ato Yanney’s His Majesty’s Sergeant, which tells the little-known tale of Britain’s Burma campaign during WWII. Much more than a typical hair-raising war film, it is a moving, close-up exploration of the relationship between three soldiers fighting in the British army: Jafa, a Ghanaian man; Singh, a Sikh man; and Jake, a white English man. Moving between action and intense psychological drama, the focus is on Jafa and his inspirational personal fight for a world free of racism and inequality.
Dir. Ato Yanney. Ghana. 2010. 68 min. Print Source: Ato Yanney Jr.
£10 / £9 conc / £8 memb