Welcome II the Terrordome
+ intro by Varaidzo, writer gal-dem magazine
Uncompromising throughout, Onwurah’s film traces the legacy of slavery in the racial tensions and police brutality of the present.
Dir Ngozi Onwurah
With Valentine Nonyela, Saffron Burrows
Defiantly uncompromising throughout, Onwurah’s film traces the legacy of slavery in the racial tensions and police brutality of the present, when a sprawling black ghetto known as the Terrordome plunges into chaos following the actions of a grieving mother. Onwurah draws inspiration from mythological slave narratives, Afrofuturism and Greek tragedy.
Also available on BFI Player.
+ And Still I Rise
BBC 1992. Dir Ngozi Onwurah. 30min
Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poetry, Onwurah explores fears and fascinations about black women.
This screening was originally due to be introduced by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff of gal-dem magazine. She is no longer able to do so, due to work commitments. We are delighted that Varaidzo, gal-dems’ Arts and Culture Editor, will introduce the film in Charlie’s place.
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