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Film Quarterly. 2011; 65259–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/FQ.2011.65.2.59
Published: 01 December 2011
...Nina Power An interview with British avant-garde filmmaker John Akomfrah, focusing on his 1986 feature (made as part of Black Audio Film Collective) about riots in the U.K., Handsworth Songs , and his latest work, The Nine Muses , a blend of archive footage, mysterious landscape shots, and poetic...
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Film Quarterly. 2012; 66116–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2012.66.1.16
Published: 01 September 2012
...Mark Fisher Consideration of the idea of hauntology encompassing Jacques Derrida’s introduction of the term in Specters of Marx ; Fredric Jameson’s analyses of postmodernism and The Shining ; and a British tradition of literature, film, and television by such authors as John Akomfrah, Alan Garner...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73366–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.66
Published: 01 March 2020
... Canada; the loud and clear scene of black filmmakers, including Isaac Julien, Marlon Riggs, the Black Audio Film Collective whose John Akomfrah has recently reemerged, making strong work. There were also the video artists Bill Viola, Ant Farm, Joan Jonas, and Martha Rosler, whom I befriended, as well as...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 732100–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.2.100
Published: 01 December 2019
... simply that Adirley Queirós is unique. Combining science fiction and documentary, his Branco sai, preto fica is a singular film in Brazilian cinema, and as far as I know has few relatable examples anywhere. I can think of the Afrofuturism of John Akomfrah s The Last Angel of History [1996], or of Kidlat...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 731101–102 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.1.101
Published: 01 September 2019
..., and power must be recalibrated (138). Keeling presents John Akomfrah s digitopic minifeature TheLast Angel ofHistory (1996) andArthur Jafa s algorithmic montage in the experimental shorts Dreams Are Colder Than Death (2013) and, especially, Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2016) as...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 73173–76 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.1.73
Published: 01 September 2019
... the promise of all contemporary African ar- tists. El Anatsui s tapestries dazzled. Celebrated artist John Akomfrah s latest three-channel video installation Four Noc- turnes seemed to take the entire scope of twentieth-century African history as its subject: spectacular, wide-screen images of sublime...
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Film Quarterly. 2019; 731102–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2019.73.1.102
Published: 01 September 2019
... presents John Akomfrah s digitopic minifeature TheLast Angel ofHistory (1996) andArthur Jafa s algorithmic montage in the experimental shorts Dreams Are Colder Than Death (2013) and, especially, Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2016) as fruitful premonitions of that recalibrated black...
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Film Quarterly. 2018; 71358–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2018.71.3.58
Published: 01 March 2018
... reality as a formal device, an element to mingle with events both historical and imagined. Influences and filmmakers he admires include Lav Diaz in particular, along with Khavn De La Cruz, John Torres, Adolfo B. Alix, Jr., Raya Martin, Shireen Seno and the John Akomfrah of The Stuart Hall Project (2013...
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Film Quarterly. 2017; 71261–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2017.71.2.61
Published: 01 December 2017
... Shahzia Sikander has debuted three-channel instal- lations that set her acclaimed paintings into hypnotic motion. British artist John Akomfrah has been studying the history of slavery, trade, and refugees in his exquisite new installa- tion, premiering before enraptured gallery audiences at the 2015...
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Film Quarterly. 2015; 6925–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2015.69.2.5
Published: 01 December 2015
... NFB s support for online work that breaks with older narrative structures is also driv- ing documentary experimentation. The closing keynote address was delivered by prolific British filmmaker John Akomfrah, fresh from his Venice Biennale installation. Joining the documentary crowd in Toronto seemed...
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Film Quarterly. 2015; 6848–23 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2015.68.4.8
Published: 01 June 2015
... intersubjectively.52 Diawara adds that Massiah should be recognized for being, more than anyone else, the connecting thread for a movement of international diasporic documentary films about major black leaders, in which he includes Raoul Peck, Isaac Julien, St. Clair Bourne, and John Akomfrah. Akomfrah, while...
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Film Quarterly. 2014; 6735–8 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2014.67.3.5
Published: 01 March 2014
... for most of his films.6 He was also an early supporter of John Akomfrah, Lina Gopaul, and the Black Audio Film Collective, particularly at the time of theirHandsworth Songs (1986) controversy. He was deeply involved with photography, both writing about it and curating the field. And he became a prime...
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Film Quarterly. 2012; 66266–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2012.66.2.66
Published: 01 December 2012
... of Ugandans in Kampala in Roger Ross Williams s God Loves Uganda. 70 WINTER 2012 From the UK came two well-known British documen- tary filmmakers, both returning to Sundance with new films on prominent figures: John Akomfrah and Kim Longinotto. Akomfrah brought a documentary quite different from most...