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Sankofa Film/Video Collective and Black Audio Film Collective

The Collective for Living Cinema

The Workshop Declaration emerged in Britain in 1981, giving support to nonprofit media production units. These workshops function as community focal points for education and training and help produce media projects which could not be made through commercial channels. Sankofa Film/Video Collective and Black Audio Film Collective are two of the workshops which emerged through this moment of racially sensitive cultural policy.

In The Passion of Remembrance, 1986, directed by Isaac Julian and Maureen Blackwood, Sankofa looks for the place of sexuality amidst the prioritizing of Black identity and nationalism, and tries to skew the surety of the clenched fist as signage: to loosen up what can be seen as the machismo implicit in this body language. Divided into urban and landscape sections, Passion focuses on the Black family, showing us the Baptiste clan glued to a TV game show which features

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