DIG: Chainmail - A discussion with Amartey Golding and Solomon Golding

DIG: Chainmail - A discussion with Amartey Golding and Solomon Golding

DIG: Chainmail - A discussion with Amartey Golding and Solomon Golding 

Chainmail (15 mins) will be screened on a loop on:
Friday 11 October, 6.00pm – 7.45pm
Saturday 12 October, 12noon – 6.45pm
Free entry.

Chainmail 1 is the first film of Amartey Golding's series, and features Amartey's brother, Solomon Golding, the first black British male to join the Royal Ballet Company. 

Here they discuss the work and the themes it explores.

The film follows Solomon as he partakes in a fictional Chainmail ceremony to the song ‘Boom bye bye’ by Buju Banton, a 90’s Jamaican dancehall classic, a source of nostalgia for the brothers as it was played in their home and at community events when they were growing up; but it also calls for Solomon’s death as a gay man. In the UK it was banned from being played in public due to its extremely violent homophobic lyrics.

The film uses the sensationalistic portrayal of black males in the British media and the rife homophobia within specific communities as entrance points to explore nostalgia, and the elusive line between victim and antagonist.

ACCESS: This discussion will be BSL Interperted

More information and bookings click here.

Please note, soundtrack includes lyrics of a violent and homophobic nature.

 

 
 

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