Final film part of the performance for Merseyside Maritime Museum
This is the first collaboration (and annual report statement) between members of the Kitchen Sink Arts group, based in Preston, Lancashire.
Exploring the representation of diverse communities on film.
The early 1900's hailed the beginning of popular cinema but there were no images of women, especially women of colour, that were not stereotypical or mixed up in the artistic expression of men. This obviously affected how images were viewed by the cinema going public and remains a point of issue.
It is a story about a local incident in Liverpool but connects to much wider issues of representation and access to cultural development opportunities. The early, real experiences of Africans were never depicted in film as stories and it can be said that anti-African activities were even fuelled in part by films such as 'Birth of a Nation'.