While the social realist film movement predominantly told stories about the white male working class in the UK, the 1960s gave rise to ambitious black filmmakers who portrayed their everyday living conditions in a dramatic context. They took the camera into their hands and created a number of wonderful short films, depicting both heartwarming stories of love and friendship whilst also revealing issues such as racism and finding one's own way in the British class system.
This focus screening provides a rare opportunity to see these classic films on the big screen, accompanied by a video introduction from the founder and curator of the Pan African Cinema Archive, June Givanni.
Lionel Ngakane: Jemima + Johnny (1966) 29 :00
Lloyd Reckord: Ten Bob in Winter (1963) 12:00
Ngozi Onwurah: Coffee Coloured Children (1988) 17:00
Frankie Dymon Junior: Death May Be Your Santa Claus (1968) 37:00
Sun 14 January 2018, 4pm
City Kino Wedding, Berlin
Details, adress, tickets:
11th British Shorts Film Festival Berlin
11.–17.1.2018 at Sputnik Kino, HAU Hebbel am Ufer,
Acudkino, City Kino Wedding and Kino Zukunft
Films, Concerts, Talks, Party, Exhibition
Photo: Film Still from Ten Bob in Winter (1963)