Black Diaspora Cinema


Film series that offers us a chronological journey through some of the key films of the black diaspora. From silent films to contemporary film-essays, it presents nine sessions that can be seen at the CCCB or at the Filmoteca. The selected films, Creole and irreverent, were filmed for almost a century and on three continents, and for the first time in our country bring together John Akomfrah, Charles Burnett, Safi Faye, Haile Gerima, Med Hondo, Raoul Peck, Isaac Julien, Abderrahmane Sissako and Jean-Marie Téno, authors who are situated within a radical international black tradition.

This cycle has been curated by Beatriz Leal and organized in collaboration with the Filmoteca de Catalunya.


27 January, CCCB
Opening session with live music
Borderline, de Kenneth Macpherson (1930)

2 February, Filmoteca
Come Back, Africa, de Lionel Rogosin (1959)

3 February, CCCB
Kaddu Beykat, de Safi Faye (1975)

9 February, Filmoteca
Les Bicots-Nègres, vos voisins, de Med Hondo (1974)

10 February, CCCB
Looking for Langston, de Isaac Julien (1989)
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask, de Isaac Julien (1996 )

16 February, Filmoteca
L’homme sur les quais, de Raoul Peck (1993)

17 February, CCCB
Short film session
Hour Glass, de Haile Gerima (1971)
The Horse, de Charles Burnett (1973)
Hommage, de Jean-Marie Teno (1985)
La tête dans les nuages, de Jean-Marie Teno (1994)

23 February, Filmoteca
Heremakono, d’Abderrahmane Sissako (2002)

24 February, CCCB
The Stuart Hall Project, de John Akomfrah (2013)