The Time is Now? is a series of screenings of Black and Asian films from 1980s-today curated by June Givanni. Read more >>
We will screen six short films made by women filmmakers, followed by a Q&A with artist Suman Bhuchar and Bonnie Greer, writer of White Men Are Cracking Up.
Emergence (1986) dir. Pratibha Parmar
This documentary celebrating African American women and their achievements features interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker. Within the context of the civil rights, Black Power and feminist movements, the trio reassess how women such as Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer revolutionised American society.
A Place of Rage (1991) dir. Pratibha Parmar (Film Maker, Artist and Professor)
Common themes of identity, alienation and herstory in the context of the diasporan experience emerge in this powerful tape. Four Black and Third World women artists, among them African American feminist poet Audre Lorde and Palestinian performance artist Mona Hatoum, speak forcefully through their art and writing.
Mama Lou (1994) dir. Maybelle Peters
Model animation around a blues singer entering her dressing room between acts in her performance. She is visited by the ghost of her grandmother, Mama Lou, who reminds her of the history of women blues singers.
Candy Pop & Juicy Lucy (2007) dir. Chila Burman
The video wonderfully cherishes Chila's childhood memories of helping her Dad sell ice-cream after school around the back streets of Bootle and Seaforth, Liverpool. Chila's work explores not only her immediate family but the problematic representations of South Asian women and their histories in the UK.
White Men are Cracking Up (1994) dir. Ngozi Onwurah
Through the blurred lines of perception and reality, the myth of the black feminine mystique is explored under the guise of a murder mystery. Written by playwright Bonnie Greer, the film explores the fetishisation of Black women as a manifestation of white male insecurity.
Free, The Space
2 - 5pm