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YOUNG BRITISH AND BLACK: THE WORK OF SANKOFA AND BLACK AUDIO FILM COLLECTIVE


Published in 1988
Curated by Coco Fusco
Essays by Coco Fusco

YOUNG BRITISH AND BLACK: A MONOGRAPH ON THE WORK OF SANKOFA FILM/VIDEO COLLECTIVE AND BLACK AUDIO FILM COLLECTIVE, Coco Fusco, Hallwalls Inc, Buffalo NY, 1988. [The 64 page publication was organized by Steve Gallagher (Hallwalls) in conjunction with Coco Fusco and Ada Gay Griffin (of Third World Newsreel), designed to accompany a touring film exhibition of the same title curated by Coco Fusco and produced by Ada Gay Griffin. Featuring essays "A Black Avant-Garde?" by Coco Fusco (originally published as "Black Filmmaking in Britain's Workshop Sector" appearing in a 1988 issue of Afterimage Vol 14, No 7); "An Interview with Martina Attille and Isaac Julien of Sankofa Film/Video Collective," and "An Interview with Black Audio Film Collective: John Akomfrah, Lina Gopaul, Avril Johnson and Reece Auguiste," both interviews by Coco Fusco. The film series, which took place at Hallwalls May 24 and 25, 1988, featured: THE PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE (Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien, 1986, 80 min.); TERITORIES (Isaac Julien, 1985, 25 min.); New York premier of DREAMING RIVERS (Martina Attille, 1988, 30 min.) Isaac Julien and Martina Attille of the Sankofa Film/Video Collective introduced and discussed the works in person at Hallwalls.] ISBN 0-936739-15-0

Artists associated with this publication:
Black Audio Film Collective (John Akomfrah, Reece Auguiste, Eddie George, Lina Goupaul, Avril Johnson and Trevor Mathison); Sankofa Film/Video Collective (Martina Attille, Maureen Blackwood, Isaac Julien and Nadine Marsh-Edwards)


Some events connected to this publication:
May 24, 1988 - YOUNG, BRITISH AND BLACK
May 25, 1988 - YOUNG, BRITISH AND BLACK



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