• FILM: VISIONARY WOMEN - Welcome II the Terrordome

  • Mon, 20-05-2019 at 19:15
  • Fabrica
    40 Duke St
    BN1 1AG Brighton
FILM: VISIONARY WOMEN - Welcome II the Terrordome - Fabrica - Brighton

DOORS & BAR 7.15PM, Event Starts 7.45pm £5 general / £3 concessions (60+, unemployed) / Free for under 25’s and carersPresented by Fresh PerspectivesThroughout May, Fabrica hosts a series of co-curated screenings that highlight the contributions that women filmmakers have made to British cinema. Visionary Women will put on centre stage the work of some extraordinary female creators, many of whom have been - and continue to be - undervalued or misunderstood. Inspired by Serge Attukwei Clottey and the Brighton Festival programme, these screenings celebrate themes of activism and creative change by way of Britain’s more diverse cinematic histories. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and cultural experiences, Visionary Women will celebrate short, documentary and feature film.Ngozi Onwurah’s 1995 feature, Welcome II the Terrordome (1995, 1hr 38mins, Rated 18), offers an uncompromising look at contemporary race relations and a mediation on black experience across history, calling attention to the ever-present legacies of slavery and police brutality. The film presents a dystopian future where black inhabitants are forced to live in the Terrordome, a ghetto that is rife with violence, poverty, drugs and police brutality, and where they are subject to the racist whims of a powerful white population. Racial tensions reach their zenith in the wake of a young child’s death, and the actions of a grieving mother. With this film Onwurah made cinematic history; it was the first black British feature directed by a woman to be commercially released, and it marks an early exploration of Afro-Futurism through the medium of film. This low-budget, yet visually creative picture was derided at the time of its release, but a re-examining of Onwurah’s work in recent years has seen Welcome II the Terrordome begin to get the recognition it deserves.This is third in a series of screenings on Mondays in May looking at VISIONARY WOMEN. We are also screening:The Ladies' Bridge (6 May)The Otherside of the Underneath (13 May) Queerama (27 May). BOOK NOWWe recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited. Bookings can also be made in during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at Fabrica during office hours.Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable. Online bookings will close 1 hour before the event starts - unless ‘Sold Out’ there is likely to still be tickets available on the door.Any alcohol brought into the premises will be confiscated as this breaches our premises licensing. We are a charity and an affordable bar will be open at the venue.Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable.