I am an award-winning film curator and was Head of Media at the Triangle Arts & Media Centre (Aston University, Birmingham). In the 80s I established Vokani, Britain’s first touring circuit for black & third world films. In the late 80s and early 90s as the curator of the Third Cinema Focus (Birmingham International Film & TV Festival) he brought together filmmakers, writers and critics from across the globe.
For a decade, I was a contributing editor of ‘Sight & Sound’ (British Film Institute), the world’s longest established film magazine. Co-edited, with John Akomfrah, ‘Framework – Third Scenario: Theory & Politics of Location’ (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, USA). I am on the editorial board of the online art journal ‘Ellipses’ (WSOA, Wits University). I have a MA in Screenwriting and am undertaking a PhD at WSOA.
My passion for film ranges from experimental documentaries to popular cinema. I am interested in the role contemporary visual culture – photography, cinema, television and the web – plays in constructing our understanding of race, class, migration and nationhood. I lecture in screenwriting in the Film & TV Division of the Wits School of Arts, Wits University.