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The Devil Finds Work: Shorts programme (15*) + ScreenTalk with Ayo Akingbade and Rhea Storr, hosted by Ellen E Jones

James Baldwin on Film

A group of excited young women walk down a street, wearing blue skirts.

A selection of British short films that interacts and intersects with the ideas in James Baldwin's Essay The Devil Finds Work.

This programme of short films made by contemporary British film and moving image artists converses with the ideas James Baldwin presented around Black representation on screen, bringing this seminal text to a modern context.

These films by contemporary moving image artists Ayo Akingbade and Rhea Storr look at housing, protest and celebration in order to pose and respond to questions about community, belonging and identity. 


This project is part of the ‘James Baldwin and Britain’ project (2024-2027), led by Douglas Field, Kennetta Hammond Perry and Rob Waters, with thanks for the generous support by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

The film programme is curated by Dr Clive Chijioke Nwonka.


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