The Black Film Critic - A Talk by Fanta Sylla (Postponed)

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Join us for a talk by film critic and creator of ‘The Black Film Critic Syllabus’ Fanta Sylla on how to engage more critically with film

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Fanta Sylla is a film critic and researcher based in Paris. She conceived and taught the film course ‘Cinema in Black’ based on the Black Film Critic Syllabus, an online file compiling references about Black representation in film, criticism, and theory grounded in Afro-pessimist thought. Her work has appeared in Reverse Shot, Open Space, The Village Voice, Black Girls Talking, Sight & Sound, BuzzFeed, and TIFF’s The Review.

In 2012, Fanta Sylla almost gave up on films altogether after finding them too sexist, too racist and quite simply - too problematic. But rather than leaving the world of film behind she decided to start watching television and movies more critically. And so in 2015, Sylla created The Black Film Critic Syllabus. Both a resource curated for Black film lovers and critics and/or for anyone who’d like to find new ways to approach so-called Black cinema. The Syllabus is also the culmination of Sylla’s years of reading and research about Black cinema and how to write about it critically.

Fanta will be joining us and giving us a breakdown on how to learn to engage more critically with films.

For more information on The Black Film Syllabus, see here:

https://www.rookiemag.com/2016/09/the-black-film-syllabus/

https://cargocollective.com/littleglissant

Other Cinemas:

This talk is part of the Other Cinemas Easter Weekender exploring the power of helping non-white communities tell and share their own stories and engage more critically with film. For more screenings and talks happening on that weekend, see here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/other-cinemas-20239873253

Other Cinema is a project set up to share the films and stories of non-white people in spaces and ways which aren’t alienating to these communities. We focus on films and documentaries by established non-white filmmakers and invite them to share their journies, struggles and successes in the field. Other Cinemas also champions new and emerging non-white filmmakers in the hopes of building spaces and connections which are sustaining to these filmmakers who often struggle in a sector which is hostile to them. Other Cinemas was established by Turab Shah and Arwa Aburawa, two filmmakers who wanted to make the world of film more accessible to non-white communities in London.

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This event is supported by the Brent Borough of Culture 2020 and Wembley Park.

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