We took #HomelandsHeroes across London with a first look at the feature length documentary following 4 UK artists: Saskilla, Terri Walker, Diztortion and Shakka to their Homelands as part of the BFI Future Film Festival and Saskilla’s 15 minute short at the Peoples of Colour launch night.
BFI FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL – BFI, LONDON
Ahead of the 10th anniversary of BFI’s Future Film Festival, we premiered the feature length Homelands documentary and took everyone on a journey of insight and discovery to the parts of the world that influenced our artists and their Music.
The screening was made special by the return of BFI Future Film Alumni Jaha Browne and Tara Manandhar and following the premiere; Jaha discussed how the project came together, the making of the film and some of the realities of working with artists, with a tight schedule and some highlights from the project. Joined by Saskilla (Homelands), Ammo Talwar MBE (Punch Records) and Iyare (BFI) the discussion covered every aspect that went into making Homelands work
The Homelands documentary will be coming soon to the BFI PLAYER – keep your eyes peeled for a launch date coming soon
PEOPLES OF COLOUR LAUNCH NIGHT – RICH MIX, LONDON
The party didn’t stop there, we ventured across to our second screening of the day ready to showcase Saskilla’s short documentary at the People of Colours launch night!
People of Colours (POC.) is a creative collective seeking to promote diversity in the film industry. Showcasing and supporting emerging POC talent and as part of a mixed programme they screened Saskilla’s highly emotional #HomelandsHeroes journey to Senegal.
Jaha Browne and Saskilla opened a discussion with the audience about how the journey unfolded, what the highlights of visiting Senegal were and some of the eye-openers for them as the project developed.
If you missed these screenings, you can catch our 4 artist journeys on the Punch Records YouTube
Follow the journey and find out about future screenings @PunchRecords #HomelandsHeroes
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