MACE are proud to have supplied material to Black Audio Film Collective artist John Akomfrah’s critically acclaimed film on migration and memory, Mnemosyne, which is being screened at The Public, West Bromwich until 7th March.
The film was made for the BBC’s Made in England, a project dedicated to exploring how England – the place and the people – is expressed through art.
Director, Ken Russell writes in The Times, that Mnemosyne is ‘a mind-blowing film that merges documentary and artistic essay in a way that astonishes, confounds and moves.’
Mr Akomfrah was given access to the BBC Archives as well as drawing material from MACE and the Birmingham Central Library. The footage he has used from MACE’s collections is:
[ATV Today 13/01/1977: Chaotic Weather Conditions]
Living Together (1971)
For further information on the screenings, visit The Public’s Website
Information on John Akomfrah can be found at Smoking Dog Films
To read Ken Russell’s full review in The Times, CLICK HERE.