Join our community project and create a film inspired by the British Library’s West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song exhibition.
We are looking for a group of up to 15 adults to work with storytelling, sound and music, to develop a film around the themes and content in this fantastic exhibition. The project will be led by Daniel Onyia, a British filmmaker of Nigerian heritage from Chocolate Films. You will be encouraged to bring interesting items from home to share with the group and potentially use in the film, such as family letters, photographs, unique objects and fabrics. No prior experience in film, art or music is necessary, as the project aims to develop, enhance and support the learning of new skills.
For more information on how to join, contact Nicola Pomery in the British Library’s Learning Team on email@example.com. Existing community groups are welcome to join, as well as individuals.
West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song is an exhibition of literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. Exhibition opens until 16 February 2016. http://www.bl.uk/events/west-africa-word-symbol-song
Chocolate Films is a social enterprise specialising in documentary film production and learning programmes. Daniel Onyia’s, most recent credits include, Alexandra, John and George for the online series 1000Londoners.com, and From Sea to the City produced for Museum Of London Docklands.
The community programme is generously supported by John Lyon’s Charity.
Image: Cloth design courtesy of ABC Wax