Wheel n Come Again is a dynamic arts and film programme funded by Film Hub SE and Arts Council England. It presents an autumn series of film screenings across Brighton and Hastings, showing short and feature length films from the African and Caribbean diaspora, with artists presenting and engaging audiences in their explorations and responses to the themes. Futher information on the whole season can be found on the Legacy Film website
The exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum includes installations and photographs, canvasses and projections.
A unique aspect of Wheel n Come Again is that it brings together 4 Black female film curators/programmers (Althea Wolfe, Issey Osman, Maria Cabrera and Debbie Plentie) and 4 Black female artists – Tokini Fubara (animation), Monika Akila Richards (spoken word), Leslie Farah Marem (photography) and Carla Armour (mixed media/installation)- who will create new art works in response to the films, exhibiting and presenting these along the way.
Film showing during the Hastings exhibition:
Tuesday 8th November, 7pm – ‘Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)’, Mariana Rondón (2013, 85 mins, Venezuela)
Friday 11th November, 7pm – ‘What My Mother Told Me’, Frances Anne Solomon (1995, 57 mins, Trinidad & Tobago) & ‘Auntie’, Lisa Harewood (2013, 16 mins, Barbados)
Pelo Malo (Bad hair)
Junior is nine years old and has stubbornly curly hair, or “BAD HAIR”. He wants to have it straightened for His yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer with long, ironed hair. This puts him at odds With his mother Marta.
The more Junior tries to look beautiful and make His mother love him, the more she rejects him.
He will find himself cornered, facing a painful decision.
What My Mother Told Me
Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, What My Mother Told Me is a dramatic journey towards self-discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young woman from England, who goes to Trinidad to bury her father. Reluctantly she agrees to meet her mother, whom she thought had abandoned her when she was a child. Her mother tells her stories, revealing a troubled and violent marriage, and Jesse is forced to face the truth about her past.
Focuses on an often ignored side effect of migration — the disruption and heartache caused to the lives and relationships of the people left behind.