Du 21 mai 2020 au 25 juin 2020
African Odysseys has screened rare and unusual films from the African diaspora once a month since 2007. It is the only such programme in Britain and has a vast catalogue of films, Q&A and specific knowledge .
Course Details and outline:
This online course will present the best films, ideas, Q&A, talks, interviews, and knowledge of thirteen years of African/Caribbean film programming at the BFI Southbank. Distilled into six online learning sessions and one physical meet up, the course will feature various African Odysseys contributors, special guest’s, films clips, quizzes and lectures. The Zoom link will be sent on registration.
Session 1. African Odysseys top 40 films (and where to get them) Part 1 of 2 sessions: With monthly screenings over a decade many people have missed huge chunks of the vast array of brilliant films we have screened. This session will show trailers and previews of the 40 best films we've screened plus relevant commentary and tips on how to access.
Session 2. Black films don’t sell? Exploding the myth: For decades, white producers have promoted the idea that films with Black casts don’t perform well and therefore should not be made. We go right back to the 70’s to show how the opposite is true and why this falsehood is maintained with numerous UK and US examples.
Session 3. An evening with film experts:In this session, we will show clips of revolutionary films from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and various experts will fill in the context of the politics of the day and the effect of the film on the community. Clips include Shaft, Sankofa, Sweet Sweetback, Watermelon Man, Farewell Uncle Tom, Brazil, Abolition, Three the Hard Way and more
Session 4. African Odysseys top 40 films (and where to get them) Part 2: with monthly screenings over a decade many people are unaware of the vast array of brilliant films we have screened. This presentation to consist of trailers and clips of the 40 best films we've screened plus relevant commentary and tips on how to access.
Session 5 .The Conspiracy to destroy positive black films: A list and examples of obvious and invisible obstacles black films face. How the BBFC rating system discriminates against African films, etc
Session 6. The best of Ten Years of African Odysseys Q&As Selected outtakes of recorded Q and A’s and talks over the last ten years. Plus the African,French and Caribbean perspective
Bonus Session 7 Q&A and meet up at BFI Southbank (exact date to be announced)