Second Sight

Celebrating the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement, now and then

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Photographic Test

By Jay Bernard In this video, writer Jay Bernard performs Photographic Test, their beautiful, poetic response to our Second Sight film tour. Recorded at Catford Mews, London, on 15 October 2020. Photographic Test, Jay Bernard Night train skids across the bridge, line struck through the day before Gold jet between two tunnels, light sped from […]

The Only Good System is a Sound System

By Reba Martin In this essay, writer and programmer Reba Martin discusses B.O.S.S Collective’s Collective Hum, one of the new commissions in our Second Sight film tour exploring the legacy, methods, aesthetic strategies and histories of the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement. What is the sound of this collective in black collective cinema?  Articulating complex […]

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