Dreaming Rivers (Archive Films)
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Sankofa Film and Video was set up in 1983 by Martina Attille, Maureen Blackwood, Robert Crusz, Isaac Julien and Nadine Marsh-Edwards; supported by the then-new Channel 4, the Association of Cinematograph, Television & Allied Technicians (ACTT) and the Greater London Council (GLC). Their work foregrounds their interest in politics, gender, sexuality and Black British history.
Dreaming Rivers illustrates the spirit of modern families touched by the experience of migration. Awarded a prestigious Filmdukaten at the XXXVII Internationale Filmwoche Mannheim in 1988, the film evocatively weaves together the ambition-fuelled dreams and memories of Caribbean-born Miss T and her family.
Image: Roderick Hart, Nimmy March, Angela Wynter in Dreaming Rivers (1988) by Martina Attille, for Sankofa Film and Video. Photo Credit: Christine Parry. Courtesy of Martina Attille