It is probably the first film I had on DVD. What has been your career high so far? Suggest a new festival for the international Festivals Directory. In the Spotlight Spotlight: What are you working on right now? I am a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker living ferociously in London.
A new film called Dear Babylon which should be finished next year. Listen to the conversation here: The present landscape in Great Britain is not exactly the most exciting or groundbreaking in terms of films that get put on. Josef Dabernig 29 Jun This presentation took its cue from a very recent work by young British Nigerian artist and filmmaker Ayo Akingbade. Visit Ayo’s website to find out more about her work. The film uses lo-fi animation, archive footage and a pulsating soundtrack to compare racial inequality in London to Britain’s colonial ‘divide and rule’ policy, European fascism and the rise of Nazi Germany.
It is probably the first film I had on DVD.
WE’RE ALL HERE – Screening & Talk, Ayo Akingbade with Joy Chamberlain
It is a funny line because they were talking about eating meat and she was raving about eating healthy and being a vegetarian. The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Who would play you in the film about your life? Grace Jones in A View To Kill because she is the embodiment of liberation; how she dresses, moves and speaks.
I would like to continue to make films, but it is a hard game especially when you want to make positive and urgent pieces.
What is your favourite British film? That was a definitive moment folm me because if you know me well, you are aware of the obsession I have with New York since I was a child. Daniel Riccuito 26 Jun Despite being made at different times, all three films demonstrate the ongoing human need in society for empathy, understanding and standing together.
Comment Akingbadw What was so memorable about it? It was important the characters came from different backgrounds and traditions reflective of the multicultural society I live in. It was the only second black British feature film released at the time. Very piercing, very meditative. Dora was awarded an MBE in for services to the community in Brixton and received an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University in Visit Ayo’s a,ingbade to find out more about her work.
Ayo Akingbade Introduces Her Film “Tower XYZ”
Because we live in a tower block—we are poor and should be forgotten? The film uses lo-fi animation, archive footage and a pulsating soundtrack to compare racial inequality in London to Britain’s colonial ‘divide and rule’ policy, European fascism and the rise of Nazi Germany. I recommend the film to strong females and also vilm grasp how complex the ideology of love is.
Divide and Rule – Never! The portrayal of London in the late 70s, early 80s was so insightful.
I started out as a runner for an artist called Jem Goulding. The film was shot entirely on 16mm and partly at Trellick Tower. On 20 November we hosted an evening screening and talk with artist and filmmaker Ayo Akingbade akingbsde member of Newsreel Collective Joy Chamberlain. What has been your career high so far? Our akingbzde is to guide film lovers searching, lost or adrift in an overwhelming sea of content.
Divide and Rule — Never! Please could you introduce yourself and describe what you do? I often say I started to make films because it was born out of necessity.
Rilm Lessons 13 The Talkies hailed a new era of Hollywood celebrating misshapen character actors. Reggae band The Enchanters are interviewed about their involvement with the Rock Against Racism movement, which started in I have so many, I am a cinefile which means I eat films for dinner. In the Spotlight Spotlight: For a better fi,m on MUBI, update your browser. What was your first job in the film industry?
Ayo Akingbade | New Contemporaries
Also, meeting the iconic Claire Denis after a roundtable discussion at the festival and asking about an email letter I wrote her which she never received was hilarious – her response was priceless. Any possible future collaborations in the pipeline?
Paul Morrison, Newsreel Collective. If you’re interested in contributing to Notebook send us a sample of your work.
One of my favourite scenes is in Rossellini’s classic film Stromboli when Ingrid Bergman wakes up on the volcano, there is beautiful transition whilst flute music plays and she smiles.
I can even remember the bus ride and being so excited. I guess my present focus on social housing is similar to the themes explored in the film.