Event Date and time: October 29 | 8:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue details: Hackney Picturehouse | 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Organisers: Film Africa0203 073 8337 | |

The Royal African Society | 20 3073 8335 |


Event cost: £13

Dir. Joseph A. Adesunloye
UK. 2016. 86 mins. English. N/C 18+

Successful young photographer, Leke, lives a privileged and hedonistic lifestyle in London, full of late night parties and clandestine encounters. Yet, despite his large circle of friends, he feels alone and at odds with the world. When he receives a phone call, Leke must return to Senegal after an absence of many years, triggering a journey to rediscover a family, and culture, long suppressed. Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye’s debut feature is brimming with subtle intricacies of the Black British, mixed race experience, where questions of identity, place and belonging are omnipresent. Featuring a beautifully subdued central performance from Dudley O’Shaughnessy, White Colour Black’s truest feat is the extraordinary cinematography, reflecting the world through the eyes of one of its many lost souls.

Followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew.

Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s  annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent. Launched in 2011, Film Africa is now the UK’s largest festival of African film and culture. Every year, Film Africa brings London audiences a core programme of fiction and documentary films alongside a vibrant series of accompanying events, including director Q&As, panel discussions, talks, workshops, master classes, family activities and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.


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