Film artist Hussein Shariffe was a pioneer of Sudanese independent and experimental film. He was also a vocal advocate of anti-colonial and democratic resistance. This study day includes screenings from his selected works, including Tigers Are Better Looking (1979, 21min), an adaptation of Jean Rhys story that is also a commentary on London’s African presence, and The Dislocation of Amber (1975, 32min), an experimental film set in the Sudanese port city of Suakin. Film historians and curators will consider Shariffe’s legacy in dialogue with the filmmaker’s daughter Eiman Hussein, and will present perspectives from the ongoing archival retrieval and re-circulation of his work, both within and beyond Sudan.
Tickets from BFI Southbank