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Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... Through a close reading of the film Testament (1988), about a woman who makes a journey of return to Ghana after years of political exile, this chapter investigates montage strategies that are distinctive to the poetic handling of archival materials in the Black Audio Film Collective oeuvre...
Book Chapter

By Matthew Omelsky
Published: 03 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2750-8
... Black Audio Film Collective Handsworth Songs Twilight City Thatcherism essay film ...
Published: 03 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027508-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2750-8
... The third chapter examines the shape of fugitive time in two films by the Black Audio Film Collective: Handsworth Songs (1986) and Twilight City (1989). Established in London in 1982 by a group of students of West African and West Indian descent, Black Audio’s early essay films sought...
Published: 02 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059127-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5912-7
... This chapter is an ambitious exercise in enfolding-unfolding aesthetics. The Last Angel of History , a 1995 movie by John Akomfrah and Black Audio Film Collective and founding text of Afrofuturism, models manners of unfolding lost African-diasporic histories. There is a manner of unfolding...
Book Chapter

By Kobena Mercer
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
...Journeying Through a close reading of the film Testament (1988), about a woman who makes a journey of return to Ghana after years of political exile, this chapter investigates montage strategies that are distinctive to the poetic handling of archival materials in the Black Audio Film...