John Akomfrah

in conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus, 11 March 2008 

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John Akomfrah's 1986 film, Handsworth Songs, which explores race and civil strife in 1980s Britain, won seven international awards including the British Film Institute's prestigious Grierson Award for Best Documentary. His more than 20 features and documentaries have achieved acclaim in the USA and Britain, including Martin Luther King: Days of Hope (1997), Lawless (2001) and The Lie of the Land (2005). John Akomfrah is also founder of the influential Black Audio Film Collective.

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