Nigerian-British Filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye On African Cinema In London

Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye talks London's African film scene and his upcoming projects.

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After receiving acclaim for his short film, Beyond Plain Sight, Nigerian-British filmmaker Joseph A. Adesunloye is gearing up to premiere his first feature film, White Colour Black. Starring the up-and-coming actor Dudley O'Shaughnessy, the film is about a young mixed-race British man who must return to Senegal to bury his estranged father. Born in Lagos, the director, screenwriter and producer is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the London Film Academy.

Last year’s BFI Film Festival: London On Film kicked off with We Are the Lambeth Boys, a 1959 film documenting working-class life in South London, an area that contains London’s Nigerian hub. As is the case in many cities around the world, South London’s working class communities have been forced out by rising housing prices in recent years.

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