Disrupting the Narrative brings together 10 exciting filmmakers that are doing just that by using innovative animation techniques to explore a wider framework about and beyond race. The films celebrate the rich cultural diversity of black voices and British lives using animation, documentary, and avant-garde experimental techniques to explore themes of identity, race, family, cultural taboos, genre, gender and the shared joy of play that pushes the art form to the outer limits. (Main Image: I-Dont-Protest-I-Just-Dance-In-My-Shadow-)
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Hand-drawn animation exists side by side with digital animation, documentary footage with scratch animation, stop-motion clashes with collage, experimental with figurative – unravelling a series of surprising stories for greater understanding of differential perception across different classes and cultures around the world.
This thought-provoking collection of films highlights an important, and under-acknowledged, area of narrative and non-narrative animation by Black British and ethnically diverse filmmakers working in the animation industry today.
There will be a panel discussion after the screening with filmmakers Osbert Parker, Mary Martins, Ezra Myers, Jessica Ashman and Isabel Barfod moderated by Debbie Meniru (at the Barbican only).
Disrupting the Narrative (Black voices, British lives) was co-curated with Osbert Parker – BAFTA and Emmy nominated Director and Ambassador for FLAMIN at Film London.