Imitations of Life

 

           

 Imitations of life

This series of films traces the historical journey of Africans both in Africa and in the Diaspora as they negotiate the 1930s and 1940s.

Curator Branwen Okpako on the series:
"I have tried to select films that portray these experiences either directly or indirectly from an African or African-Diaspora perspective. Those who attend all seven screenings will gain a unique understanding of the times and of the shifting images and issues that dominated those times for black people. I will endeavor to instigate discussion after the screening with the audience and guests with a particular insight on the films or their subject matter."

Imitations of Life took place within the framework of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN's ongoing film series WorldWideCinema from May 2 to June 13, 2013.