John Akomfrah


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Ghana born John Akomfrah is known for his experimental documentaries and video installations on the subjects of race, migration, and slavery in the encounters between European colonisers and African subjects.In the 1980s working in London, he helped found the Black Audio Film Collective and later set up the Smoking Dogs production company. His ... See full bio »

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in Accra, Ghana

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The Nine Muses Director
(2010)
Riot Director
(1999)
(1998)

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 2021 Five Murmurations (directed by)
 2021/II Triptych (Short)
 2019 Four Nocturnes (directed by)
 2017 Precarity
 2017 Purple (Documentary)
 2016 Auto Da Fé (Short)
 2016 The Airport
 2015 Vertigo Sea
 2014 Tropikos (Short)
 2014/I The Silence (Short)
 2013 Docs interdits (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2013 The March (TV Movie documentary)
 2013 The Stuart Hall Project (Documentary)
 2010 The Nine Muses (Documentary)
 2010/I Mnemosyne (Documentary)
 2009 Oil Spill: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 Wetin Dey (TV Series)
 2004 Urban Soul: The Making of Modern R&B (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Stan Tracey: The Godfather of British Jazz (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Mariah Carey: The Billion Dollar Babe (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Stalkers (Documentary)
 2001 Digitopia (Short)
 2000 A Very British Murder (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1999 Riot (Documentary)
 1998 Call of Mist (Short)
 1998 Goldie: When Saturn Returns (Documentary)
 1996 Voices in the Dark (TV Movie)
 1996 The Last Angel of History (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 African Footsteps (TV Series documentary)
 1993 Seven Songs for Malcolm X (Documentary)
 1988 Testament
 1986 Handsworth Songs (Documentary)
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He received honorary degrees from the University of the Arts London and Goldsmith, University of London (2013). He received an honorary degree from the University of Portsmouth (2014), from which he graduated (1982). See more »

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