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Strong Island + Q&A

Strong Island + Q&A

21 Jul 2017

The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Yance Ford, and precedes a workshop with Ford, titled Intimate Conversations on 23 July

The documentary film Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history and geography, from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; and from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs to the maelstrom of an unexpected and violent death. A deeply intimate and meditative film from director Yance Ford, Strong Island reflexively asks what one can do when grief is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence endemic within a nation with a false sense of justice. Resonating with conversations across the In formation programme, Strong Island suggests ways in which activism enters a personal, intimate sphere, without compromising the impact of social and political critique, through film as a medium and the cinema as a forum.

Meet the Artist '17: Yance Ford

Strong Island, dir. Yance Ford, USA 2016, 107mins

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