Blood ah Go Run
FILM
Blood Ah Go Run
Directed by Menelik Shabazz
1981
20 Minutes

Ceddo founding member Menelik Shabazz directs this powerful documentary, made in the aftermath of the New Cross Fire in early 1981, where thirteen young, Black people lost their lives. The film captures, at the time, the greatest march of Black People on the streets of London in response to the fire, which started in Deptford, South East London, right to the centre of the capital. The cry of the march was “Blood Ah Go Run…Unless justice come!”, which acted as a prophetic prelude to what was to come only months later; Black youth, frustrated with injustice, fought against the police in Brixton, eventually spreading across the country.

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FILM Claudette’s Star
FILM
Claudette’s Star
Directed by Ayo Akingbade
2019
6 Minutes


Acting as part ode and through a series of interpretations, Claudette’s Star depicts young artists considering with sheer wonder who is given a voice.

With thanks to Independent Cinema Office and LUX

See an excerpt of the film here https://vimeo.com/375407551
The People’s Account
FILM
The People’s Account
Directed by Milton Bryan
1985
50 mins
Produced by Ceddo Film and Video Workshop

Milton Bryan directs one of the most controversial films to emerge from this era. An unflinching and searingly honest take on the dynamic between the police and the residents of Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, television companies demanded the filmmakers recut the film. When they refused, commenting that the uprising was in fact a legitimate act of self defence, it was pulled from schedules, and to date, has never been shown on British Television.

See the film here https://vimeo.com/320751479
Dreaming rivers
POSTER
Dreaming Rivers
Dir: Martine Atille, 1988


In Dreaming Rivers Director Martina Atille examines the effects that migration has had on British Caribbeans’ identity and culture, told from the death bed of a first generation immigrant. 

From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
POSTER Burning an Illusion
POSTER
Burning an Illusion
Dir: Menelik Shabazz, 1981

Menelik Shabazz directs a film about a young Black woman who has ideas of settling down and having a steady job. Throughout the film, we see how the ‘illusion’ of just getting by becomes exactly that, as she’s faced with discrimination, injustice, violence and racism.


From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
ARTICLE Independent Media Training Trust
ARTICLE
Independent Media Training Trust
c1986

An article outlining training courses in film and television production set up for 15 Black students in London.

From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
POSTER  Twilight City
POSTER
Twilight City
Dir: Reece Auguiste, 1989

In one of the few Black Audio Film Collective works not made by John Akmofrah, Reece Auguiste explores the physical and societal changes in London in 80s that took place in Thatcher’s Britain. Using a fictional letter that is sent by a woman based in London to her mother in Dominica, Auguiste plays with narrative structure, combining the piece with interviews from prominent Black and Brown cultural commentators.

From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
Magazine cover and back from Rio Cinema Magazine cover and back
MAGAZINE
Magazine cover and back from Rio Cinema Magazine cover and back
c Jan 1987

The back of this edition of the Rio Cinema magazine announces screenings of John Akomfrah’s Handsworth Songs (Black Audio Film Collective, 1986) and Steve Dwoskin’s Ballet Black (Urbane Ltd, 1986) followed by discussion with the directors.

From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
The Positive Image
POSTER
The Positive Image
1986

The Black Audio Film Collective curated a series of seminars and screenings at the Midland Group in June 1986, in partnership with the Nottingham Film Theatre.

From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
POSTER The People’s Account
POSTER
The People’s Account
Dir: Milton Bryan,1985

Milton Bryan directs one of the most controversial films to emerge from this era. An unflinching and searingly honest take on the dynamic between the police and the residents of Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, television companies demanded the filmmakers recut the film. When they refused, commenting that the uprising was in fact a legitimate act of self defence, it was pulled from schedules, and to date, has never been shown on British Television.

From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
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LEAFLETS AND MAGAZINES

• The Business of Film Magazine, June/July 1991 
• Feature on Black Audio Film Collective in The Business of Film Magazine, June/July 1991
• Inside cover of Black Film Review, promotional shot and coverage for “Looking for Langston” Volume 5, Number 3, Summer 1989
• Black Film Review cover with shot of “Looking for Langston”, Volume 5, Number 3, Summer 1989 
• The Association of Black Film and Video Workshops, Brochure
• Brochure for “The Ghosts of Songs” a retrospective of the Black Audio Film Collective
• Promotional poster from The Rio Cinema, promoting the Black Audio Film Collective’s “Handsworth Songs” circa 1986. 

From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive
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LEAFLETS AND MAGAZINES

1. Ceddo promotion of upcoming production classes for aspiring filmmakers
2. What Future the Black Workshops? A Ceddo workshop discussing areas of film exhibition and distribution
3. A promotional postcard for The People’s Account
4. A leaflet promoting Ceddo’s training courses
5. Press Pack Cover for “The Passion or Remembrance
6. Synopsis for “The Passion of Remembrance”
7. “Young, British and Black” - a feature on the Sankofa Film and Video Collective in Black Film Review
8. Promotion for “Looking Black”, a series of events organised by the Black Audio Film Collective
9. Back cover of promotional postcard for The People’s Account
10. A promotional leaflet for “We Are The Elephant”


From the collection of the June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive