Images of Black Women Festival Highlights ‘Diversity in the Diaspora’

Participants of the 8th Anniversary Images of Black Women Film Festival, in London from April 13th to 15th, will be taken from Canada to Zimbabwe (via Gaudeloupe) on screen, as the film festival focuses this year illustrating diversity of films about/by black women across the diaspora.

In addition to film screenings, other events consider the positioning of figure of the black woman (In a year of performances by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, where does the Black Actress go next?), sustaining the festival’s charter to “celebrate and promote women of African Descent in cinema.”

An American double bill kicks off the festival – Jessie Owens by Laurens Grant and Yelling at the Sky by Victoria Mahoney – followed by Saturday’s Caribbean Mix and Sunday’s Double Bill by African Women Filmmakers. The program is available here.

Playing Warriors by Rumbi Kadetza, a comedy set in Harare

 

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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