T A P E Collective Presents Black Country: Black Regionality on Film

Thursday, 20 January 2022

20-01-22 Black Country: Black Regionality on Film

Image: West Indian Carnival in Leeds, Archive, 1980

A celebration of Black regionality through still and moving images, exploring the exterior and interior lives and sense of belonging as experienced by Black Britons beyond London. 


Bumpkin Files is a multi-media platform, community resource, and archive which explores Black life in Britain beyond London. They also aim to bring attention to unheard voices across the global diaspora.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

7:00 pm

Osibisa Musical Group

Osibisa Musical Group

Archive Film

3'

1980

United Kingdom

Ghanaian led Afro-Caribbean band spread infectious rhythms of world music at Plymouth’s Frankfort Gate.

Home

Home

Ndrika Anyika

13'

2020

United Kingdom

Angst-ridden teenager Miri is desperate to escape her mother. Following yet another argument, she seeks refuge in her best friend, the beautiful and rebellious Elle. Whilst out meeting some boys, Miri finds herself alone with the handsome Ricky, anticipating a kiss. But reality bites in more ways than one, leading Miri to re-evaluate her identity.

Fragments

Fragments

Adekemi Roluga

10'

2020

United Kingdom

An animated, autobiographical story documenting the journey of a young girl trying to navigate her biracial identity, broken home and the society that doesn’t accept her.

Sweet Mother

Sweet Mother

Zane Igbe

13'

2019

United Kingdom

Efosa lives a seemingly happy life in Sheffield; he's a successful graphic designer, the eldest son of close-knit British-Nigerian family, and a favourite of his warm-hearted mother. Everything changes when Efosa's mum makes an unannounced trip to the office and sees him kissing a male colleague. Efosa is faced with cultural rejection and familial separation when it becomes clear that his parents see his sexuality as an abomination.

West Indian Carnival in Leeds

West Indian Carnival in Leeds

6'

1980

United Kingdom

In this celebratory short film, Leeds is transformed with colour and spectacle during the annual West Indian Carnival.

Expensive Shit

Expensive Shit

Adura Onashile

15'

2020

United Kingdom

In a Glasgow nightclub, Tolu, a Nigerian toilet attendant manipulates unsuspecting women for men behind the mirrors. Tonight, she is forced to choose between saving herself or harming a punter.

0.5%

0.5%

Yero Timi-Biu

5'

2020

United Kingdom

0.5% takes place in a single day in which four different residents of a seaside town connect with each other in an unexpected way. Based on writer/director Yero Timi-Biu’s own experiences, the film explores the joy and comfort to be shared between these residents of a town whose streets are 97% white.

A Tribute to Black Women

A Tribute to Black Women

Ann Carney & Barbara Phillips

20'

1986

United Kingdom

How many famous Black women can you name who aren’t either sportswomen or entertainers’ Mostly the folks of Liverpool draw a blank – making the point that too little is known or taught about Black women.