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NGOZI ONWURAH: Short Films
Wed 17 Jan 20:30 ICA
Pioneer of black British cinema Ngozi Onwurah’s body of work weaves autobiographical narrative with astute socio-political observation. The first black British woman filmmaker to have a feature film released in UK cinemas, we celebrate Ngozi’s legacy screening rare works and panel discussion.
Followed by a panel discussion with Ngozi Onwurah, producer Simon Onwurah, and Hilja Lindsay-Muwonge (actress, Flight of the Swan).
THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
Ngozi Onwurah 23 mins
A moving, autobiographical account of the mother-daughter relationship, and the female body within traditional beauty standards.
COFFEE COLOURED CHILDREN
Ngozi Onwurah 15 mins
A visceral look at growing up mixed-race in eighties England.
FLIGHT OF THE SWAN
Ngozi Onwurah 12 mins
Concerns a young black girl dreaming of performing as a lead ballerina.