Thursday, 2 August 2018. 6pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 1QE
A Place of Rage. Directed by Pratibha Parmar, USA, 1991, 52mins.[click on the film title for more summer 2018 UK screening dates]
Want an urgent history of African American women driving the civil rights, Black power and feminist movements that you can dance to?
Featuring Prince and Janet Jackson as the spot-on soundtrack to interviews with Alice Walker and Angela Davis, A Place of Rage is our kind of revolution. Pratibha Parmar weaves the story of the 1960s civil rights movement and 1980s LGBT rights movement together in a reminder that the struggle continues because of such leaders. June Jordan’s ‘Poem about Police Violence’ is just one of many moments that still hit home.
Nice Colored Girls. Directed by Tracey Moffatt, Australia, 1987, 16mins.
In an Australian city, two Aboriginal girls plan a night out on the town at the expense (in both senses) of a white ‘Captain’. Brilliantly intercutting their story is an account of first contact, as an English explorer ‘surveys’ young Aboriginal women. The modern-day girls skip away laughing at the end of Tracey Moffatt’s incendiary film, leaving us unsettled.
With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.