Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

A Look At John Akomfrah's Documentary On Afrofuturism "The Last Angel of History"

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 13, 2011 1:59 AM
2 Comments
  • |

I've yet to see this Afrofuturist documentary from British-Ghanaian filmmaker, John Akomfrah; and after watching the snippet below, I really want to.

If you live in London, you'll have an opportunity to do so this Saturday, the 18th, at a multimedia event that'll include George Clinton and Nona Hendryx. Details HERE.

Part of the event will be devoted to a rare screening of Akomfrah’s documentary The Last Angel of History , described as "an engaging and poetic examination of the relationships between Pan-African culture, music, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and computer technology."

The 45-minute 1995 documentary features segments with and/or about, in addition to George Clinton, Sun Ra, Derek May, Kodwo Eshun, Nichelle Nichols, DJ Spooky, Goldie and many others.

It's not readily available; you won't find it on Netflix, nor Amazon. The distributor, Icarus Films, is selling it on their website for a whopping $298! I'm guessing that's the educational institution fee; although I didn't see any other prices levels listed.

Below are the intriguing first 8 minutes:

  • |

More: Screening Sighting, Watch Now, Event

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

2 Comments

  • E Forde | June 13, 2011 4:39 AMReply

    UK Readers
    Dont dispair I nderstand that 2012 we'll be seeing a lot of Akomfrah work especially in London.

  • Robin | June 13, 2011 3:30 AMReply

    Yeah that's the educational fee, but like so many good works by directors of african descent, that's the only way to see it. I had to dig through my department's library when I was in school to see it. Really dug the film once I finally did find it....

Follow Shadow and Act

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Watch Trailer For the Quirky, Funny ...
  • Richard Pryor's Son Moves to Block Production ...
  • Review: 'The Purge: Anarchy' Has Little ...
  • Muna Otaru Takes Over for Nicole Beharie ...
  • Now Taking Your Questions for S&A Column ...
  • BET Moves Premiere Date for Ava DuVernay's ...
  • Watch Trailer For Spike Lee-Directed ...
  • Idris Elba in Talks Play Merlin-Like ...
  • Zendaya Coleman Explains Her Departure ...
  • Spike Lee Edits Footage of Black Man's ...