Item Details

Home Away From Home

Channel Four Films presents with the participation of British Screen, a Sankofa film ; producer, Johann Insanally ; written & directed by Maureen Blackwood
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A lonely, homesick Nigerian woman living in a prim middle-class British neighborhood with her children decides to console herself by building a typical African mud-hut in her back yard in which she can relax and feel closer to her origins. Her English neighbors are offended by this and racist thugs come at night and destroy the hut. Discouraged but not defeated by this, the woman plants sunflowers on the site of the hut.
Director
Maureen Blackwood
Performers
Ellen Thomas, Ashabi Ajikawo, Simon Lee Clarke, David Boateng, Pauline Melville [and others].
Release Date
1994
Run Time
11 min.
Language
Soundtrack consists largely of ambient sounds ; spoken dialogue minimal
Notes
Originally produced and copyrighted in 1994.
Local Notes
Public performance rights secured. NOTE PPR List price applies to universities, colleges, corporations, and government agencies and includes public performance rights for classroom, organizational or library use by the acquiring institution for non-paying audiences only.
Credits
Director of photography, Henry Braham ; editor, Paul Hodgson ; music, Juwon Ogungee.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies, [2009?]
Description
1 videodisc (11 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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