BRIXTON VILLAGE X CROSSOVER: T A P E COLLECTIVE (FILM SCREENING)
Throughout the course of October, Brixton Village will play host to weekly film screenings on Tuesdays in their new Contemporary Arts Space. The CROSSOVER series of feature length films and shorts will showcase themes surrounding the African diaspora and include work by up and coming creatives including Akinola Davies and Ethosheia Hylton hosted by T A P E Collective, Minute Shorts and Think Cinematic.
About T A P E Collective
T A P E was founded in 2016 as a response to the lack of representation on screen. They decided to bring exciting screenings to a deprived audience, championing the forgotten could-be cult films of the festival circuit and programmes of women of colour both behind and in front of the camera.
Over the years T A PE have curated a number of well rounded screenings bringing together film, art, music, talks and more into one space and event with a focus on representation, identity, heritage and stories from diasporas. They have also produced two zine issues: the first one called They Thought We Were Token, and the second issue, Moon Sisters, released six months later. Both are available to order here.
Since starting with an unlicensed film in a community cafe, T A P E has expanded to include content writing, talks, consultation, curating, and production. Founders Angie Moneke and Isra Al Kassi were joined by Nellie Alston in 2017 in curating, developing partnerships and delivering interesting events which platform both short and feature films.
About GOOD WICKEDRY With major films like CANDYMAN (directed by Nia Da Costa) set to be released this October, and Jordan Peele revitalising conversations around race relations through GET OUT and US, T A P E Collective are throwing it back to one of the earlier films to so viscerally explore race, injustice and trauma through horror. TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995), written & directed by Rusty Cundieff and exec-produced by Spike Lee, is an anthology film where six intertwining vignettes explore horror folklore through the lens of real-lived experiences of Black people in America (and beyond).
Alongside this free screening in Brixton Village, T A P E is accepting submissions from BIPOC filmmakers who have made shorts on the theme of horror/inner demons as a response to social injustices, which will be made available online. This can be anything from tales of an inner jinn, a haunting Yūrei, voodoo, or even a more realist take on the chilling effect of prejudice and microagressions. The selected shorts will be showcased on T A P E's new upcoming online cinema platform, GOOD WICKEDRY, and go live on the same day as the TALES FROM THE HOOD screening. Further information and deadline for submissions can be found by following @tapecollective on Instagram"
Presented by Brixton Village.