Shade Shorts on Film with June Givanni
PerAnkh – The June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive, now showing at Raven Row London.
Today my guest is the film curator and archivist, June Givanni.
June's new exhibition, PerAnkh: The June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive, is showing at Raven Row in London until 4 June 2023.
The June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive (JGPACA) holds a unique collection of artefacts and archival material, which has at its core the interest of PanAfrican cinema and its relationship with Black British cinema and culture. The exhibition reveals histories and ideas in African and African diasporic film. June has been collating and sharing this material since the 1980s. A key figure in the Black British Independent Cinema movement, she was involved in the landmark Third Eye Festival of Third World Cinema with the Greater London Council in 1983, later establishing the African Caribbean Film
Unit at the (BFI) in 1992. June’s archive holds more than 10,000 items connecting African film with the film cultures of diaspora communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. June and I met this week to discuss her early connection with film as a child and her four decades of work as a curator and archivist.
Shade Podcast is written, hosted and produced by Lou Mensah
Music generously composed for Shade by Brian Jackson
See you next time!
PerAnkh: The June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive, is showing at Raven Row exhibition details and programming
June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive website
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