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Second Sight

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South, dir. Morgan Quaintance, UK, 2019

In association with LUX, the ICO’s 2020 national film tour Second Sight explores the legacy, methods, aesthetic strategies and histories of the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement.

The Black Film Workshop Movement developed throughout the 1980s, a pivotal decade in UK culture and society. Against a backdrop of divisive national politics and civil unrest, a series of radical filmmaking collectives sprung up.

Their films explored the Black community’s relationship to Britain’s colonial past; whilst also looking to the Civil Rights movement in America, Black feminism, Pan-Africanism, the struggle of apartheid, and the emergent fields of postcolonial and cultural studies.

Bringing key films from the Movement to UK screens, Second Sight also incorporates new commissions from contemporary film artists created in response to the Workshop context.

Image credit: South, Dir Morgan Quaintance UK 2019

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