Director: Ngozi Angela Onwurah
Coffee Coloured Children attempts to approach a social statement through an experimental framework. Two black children are brought up by a white mother in an urban housing estate. Their situation is made difficult by them being the only black children in the neighbourhood. Here the film concentrates on their desire to rid themselves of their black image in order to conform with their surroundings. Grainy images show them drenched with household cleansers, trying to scrub themselves white in the bathroom. The emphasis sifts from self hatred as children, to catharsis and anger as young adults, an attempt to expunge the 'distorted dreams of their past'.
The ritual of eating is dissected and examined from the point of view of childhood memory. A plate of spaghetti is transformed into an anthropomorphic entity and the family gathered for dinner become… More »
A film eulogy to Oscar Wilde is created using the words Wilde spoke from the dock of the Old Bailey: "The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name." It foregrounds homosexual desire and the legislation agai… More »
An 'automated biography'. Wedekind was the German precursor of Brecht and the Weimar theatre. Born in 1864, he was imprisoned in 1899 for insulting the Kaiser. George Snow is a respected computer ill… More »
The atmosphere is seedy and nocturnal. Its content takes on a variety of references each related to instinct and daily survival. Waking up, eating, money, sex, drugs, death, the ephemeral nature of n… More »
An erotic dance. An act of love. A bodily confrontation. ... From Raul Ruiz's Maison de la Culture at Le Havre. ... More »