Black History Month: Black Visionaries

This Black history month, we’re spotlighting a small collection of films from Black filmmakers that paved the way for generations that followed. These directors played with the conventions of genre pushed through the boundaries of their respective eras to produce bold, urgent, visionary work and inspire the filmmakers of the future.

Travelling from France to the USA and back around to the UK, we will explore the works of some of cinema’s boldest cinematic visions. A collection of films that offer razor-sharp social and political commentary, exploring what Blackness is, was and could be. Films that experiment with the conventions of genre and the boundaries of cinema to present work that is distinct, fresh and visionary.

Caribbean Perspectives Exhibition 2021

Mon 25 Oct - Fri 29 Oct

Mezzanine Floor, The Workstation, Paternoster Row

A collaboration between BATaCC (Black Arts, Theatre and Cultural Collective) and SAACH (Sheffield Action for African-Caribbean Health).

The Caribbean Perspectives 2021 exhibition is a diverse blend of photographic images from local Caribbean photographers. The images have emerged from a project to encourage amateur or semi-professional photographers to exhibit their work for a wider audience. Their plan was to exhibit in October 2020, but instead, the images have been developed or refocused during lockdown.  A number of photographers therefore present views of the natural world, as they experienced it during Covid restrictions. There is also a study of Black people in the British armed forces, and of Black entrepreneurs in Sheffield, as well as a colourful study of healthy foods.

The project has benefitted from funding from the J G Graves Charitable Trust.

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