Mandem (2000, John Ogunmuyiwa) + Road (2000, Catriona McKenzie)
Mandem (2000, John Ogunmuyiwa) + Road (2000, Catriona McKenzie)
Mandem (2020, John Ogunmuyiwa) + Road (2000, Catriona McKenzie)

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Road + Mandem + discussion

Featuring a post-film discussion hosted by curator Jenna Warwick

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Wed 8 Feb 2023

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Join radio host Samira Farah and ACMI curator Jenna Rain Warwick in a discussion about the How I See It: Blak Art and Film program.

Following a screening of short films Mandem (2020) and Road (2000), Samira and Jenna will explore the film program curated by Jenna and unpack the legacy of landmark Senegalese film Touki Bouki, and its influence on film today.

Celebrating films from communities effected by forced migration, the How I See It film program celebrates voices of the oppressed, films that renegotiate visual identities and how films help to create a national identity. This intimate discussion will delve into the nexus of black story telling, from a global perspective.

Road (2000)

Gavin Richie as Lance in Road (2000)

Following a night in the life of four young Blackfullas from Redfern, Road depicts fleeting romance in the face of systemic oppression and violence – the solace they find in one another, a healing necessity.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Courtesy: Catriona McKenzie
Runtime: 26 min

Mandem (2020)

The Cast of Mandem (2020)

A day in the life of two young black men making and selling drugs in South London. Contrary to popular depictions of similar scenarios in TV and film, the two men lead relatively mundane lives.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Courtesy: John Ogunmuyiwa
Runtime: 10 min


Unclassified (15+)


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About the speakers

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Samira Farah

Samira Farah is a creative producer, broadcaster and the current Artistic Associate at Arts House. She hosts a weekly show on Melbourne radio station Triple R that focuses on the intersection of pop culture and media, through gender and race.

jenna rain warwick

Jenna Rain Warwick

Jenna is one of the First Nations curators at ACMI. A proud Luritja woman, she has an interest in cinema, film making practices and First Nations cinema. 

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