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And Let History Begin

Sunday 10 March, 13:15

Run Time

78 mins
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A Radical Duet (2023) imagines the meeting, in 1940s London, of two anti-colonialist women who channel the revolutionary fervour and ideas of the time into writing a play. Following the screening, Onyeka Igwe invites the audience to take part in a communal reading and discussion of Maskarade (1973), a play by the Caribbean theoretician, playwright, novelist and intellectual Sylvia Wynter whose biography and theorisations were vital in the development of this film and the larger research project which propose storytelling as essential to imagining the world otherwise.

A Radical Duet

A Radical Duet

Onyeka Igwe presents a discursive event rehearsing new futures through radical theatre. A Radical Duet (2023) imagines the 1940s London meeting of two anti-colonialist women who channel the revolutionary impulse of the time into writing a play. Following the screening, we are invited to take part in a communal reading and discussion of Maskarade (1973), a play by the Caribbean theorist, playwright, novelist and intellectual Sylvia Wynter whose work was vital to its development – and its proposition that storytelling is essential to imagining the world otherwise.

Director

Country

Year

2023

Dialogue Language

English

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Onyeka Igwe

Duration

28 mins

Producer

Tosin Lepe

Director of photography

Morgan K Spencer

Music composer

Naima Karlsson

Podcast

Reading and Q&A with Onyeka Igwe