<i>Who Killed Colin Roach?</i> 1983. Great Britain. Directed by Isaac Julien. Courtesy Isaac Julien
  • Territories

    1984. Great Britain. Isaac Julien. 25 min.

  • Who Killed Colin Roach?

    1983. Great Britain. Isaac Julien. 34 min.

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 5:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Territories

    1984. Great Britain. Directed by Isaac Julien. A response to the 1976 Notting Hill Carnival riots, Territories is a radical reclaiming of shared spaces—both physical and intellectual. Layering takes on Super-8mm, news reports, and police surveillance footage, Julien creates a dreamlike experience, a carnival between pleasure and danger. Digital projection. 25 min.

  • Who Killed Colin Roach?

    1983. Great Britain. Directed by Isaac Julien. Julien’s first film, shot while he was studying at Central Saint Martins, documents a protest following the death of a black youth in police custody, capturing anger, grief, and the community’s call for justice. 34 min.

These shorts are two of the earliest titles produced by the Sankofa Film and Video Collective, founded by Julien, Martina Attille, Maureen Blackwood, Nadine Marsh-Edwards, and Robert Crusz after the 1981 Workshop Declaration. This provision supported independent and racially diverse media production—and was itself the Thatcherite reaction to the riots and racial tensions represented in Sankofa’s films.

In the Film exhibition Critical Reverie: The Films of Isaac Julien

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