Second Sight

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

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What Channel 4 had to do

By Farrukh Dhondy In this essay Farrukh Dhondy gives us an insight into the commissioning process at Channel 4 during the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement, where he worked in the Independent Film and Video department. I was afforded the privilege of being appointed the Commissioning Editor for Multicultural Programming at Channel 4 from 1984, […]

Some meandering personal reflections on Dreaming Rivers, language and Hostile Environment

By Rabz Lansiquot In this essay filmmaker, programmer, curator, and DJ, Rabz Lansiquot reflects on Martina Attille’s Dreaming Rivers, exploring themes of familial connection and forgotten voices in the context of today’s society. The boat in the harbour,Took my sweetheart away,My sweetheart you left me here,Alas alas what am I to do This West Indian […]

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