Film Cinema

Overview

At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina -- former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions -- suffers a generational split. Young Haagar (Kaycee Moore) wants to move to the mainland away from tradition-bound matriarch Nana (Cora Lee Day). Former prostitute Yellow Mary (Barbara-O) gets a cold shoulder when she returns to the island with her female lover, especially from her sister Viola (Cheryl Lynn Bruce).



A short film will be played before the main feature.
Random Acts - Bold and creative short films by young artists

ASAFO, BY LOLA OGUNRINDEO

Film Synopsis: In this uplifting piece, dancer Nancy Sery Bihe, celebrates the love of both her art and Ghanaian culture with the audience. As we are drawn into Nancy’s world, we are inspired by her strength of character, cultural freedom and devotion to her art. In a colourful, electrifying and inspirational expression of true culture and a refreshing blend of the arts, Asafo delivers Ghana to the shores of the UK.

Filmmaker Bio: Director and storyteller Lola Ogunrinde aspires to bring powerful black-lead films to her audiences and is currently directing a documentary, shot between Milan and London, about a multi-racial Nichiren Buddhist model and how he is exploring new talents whilst his beliefs elevate to a new level. Producer Luke Tsamados’ passion for his role while studying Film and Television Production at the Cambridge School of Arts. His second year short fiction film Apollo received two awards and three nominations. Luke champions stories often unseen by mainstream audiences.

Region: South East

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