A founding member of the Black Audio Film Collective, Akomfrah has explored Black life in Britain and beyond through acute observational films.
From documentaries to ethnographic approaches to a prestige Netflix show, a look at different depictions of the Ghanaian revolutionary.
Here are some important titles you should seek out in the Criterion Channel’s Afrofuturism series.
After Civilization, a free, month-long film series presented by Maysles Documentary Center, explores broader questions of what if and what now.
These films illustrate both the undeniable threat of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and the incomparable strength of Blackness.
At the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Re-Releasing History program presented a dazzling array of movies built from found footage and more.
The three-channel film is a story of how humans are ultimately reductionists in our relationship to the ecology — in a world that feels like it is too much for us, we aim to cut it down to a digestible size.
Part I of two reports from the 2018 Spring Exhibitions and the March Meeting in Sharjah.
“The Deluge,” a monumental Turner painting showing a Biblical flood, is currently paired with Akomfrah’s “Vertigo Sea” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Active between 1982 and 1998, the collective made over a dozen films about the personal and political experiences of people of color living in Britain.
In MoMA’s Unfinished Conversations, artists around the world engage with today’s political struggles while exposing their personal, cultural, and historical roots.
John Akomfrah’s Tropikos, showing at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, navigates the United Kingdom’s role in the slave trade and the inherently formidable power of the sea.