The Darker Side of Black Screening

Fri Aug 12 2022

London born and based artist Deborah Findlater presents a screening of Isaac Julien’s 1994 documentary The Darker Side of Black. The film explores homophobia, misogyny and violence within rap and dancehall across music scenes in the UK, US and Jamaica. Featuring interviews with artists themselves and cultural critics as well as music video analysis, the work is a vital intervention in dismantling patriarchy within Blackness.

Following the film there will be an intergenerational conversation with Chloe Filani discussing how issues it raises persist today and what, if any, changes have occurred.

Film Programme

The Darker Side of Black l Isaac Julien l 1993 l United Kingdom

Curated by Deborah Findlater