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Álà Black Joy
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Rejoice Resist, dir. Elisha Smith-Leverock

ÁLÀ, translated from Yoruba to mean Dreams, is an ode to Black heritage through film, fashion, music and photography. Young curators from the London College of Communication present five short films centered around the voices and experiences of Black women that will take you on an enlightening journey, showcasing the vibrant spirit of Black culture. 

This programme aims to challenge the conventional narratives of Black experiences, emphasizing a shift away from trauma-centric storytelling. Instead, our curated selection of works is a testament to the strength, creativity, and positivity that emanates from the Black experience. "Àlá: Black Joy" is more than an event; it's a movement towards change, understanding, and unity. 

We encourage each of our audience to find and celebrate the joy within yourselves and others. This is an opportunity for introspection and a chance to foster a deeper connection with the essence of Black culture. Let's explore the beauty and resilience of Black heritage together and discover the true meaning of Black Joy.

Auntie, dir. Lisa Harewood, Barbados / UK 2013, 15mins
Rejoice Resist, dir. Elisha Smith-Leverock, UK 2020, 5mins
Women Of The Market, dir. Tavje Tiffany Agama, UK 2022, 11mins
ÓWÀMBÈ: “Party Is Nigerian Culture”, dir. Tobi Kyerematen, UK 2022, 12mins
Who Is Kitty Amor?, dir. Maik Diederen, 2023, 22mins
Total runtime: 65mins

Programme in collaboration with London College of Communication. 
06:15 pm
Thu, 25 Jan 2024
Cinema 1

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