FILM: VISIONARY WOMEN - Welcome II the Terrordome
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About The Event
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.
"…she [Onwurah] continuously draws links, across countries and continents, across time and space, of the expanding effects that colonialism has had on the black diaspora and racism to this day. She blurs fiction with fact, documentary with narrative, and performs a cross-cultural analysis of the deep-rooted scars that colonialism has left on the black diaspora.”
Varaidzo, Gal-dem, 2017
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).
We 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.