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S.O.U.L Fest 2020 on Prime Video Channels

August 28, 2020

In support of S.O.U.L Fest 2020, the month-long celebration of Black British film talent, BFI Player on Prime Video Channels is making three exclusive compilations of short films available: Visons, Seeing, and Perceiving.

Those interested in exploring the work of black filmmakers can also watch these titles, available via BFI Player on Prime Video Channels:

  • Pressure – Focusing on one family, this film dramatises the tensions between first and second generation West Indians in London.
  • Burning an Illusion – Pat is a black woman with a job, home and boyfriend. One night her boyfriend is arrested and she is drawn into black militancy and feminism in an attempt to forge a future for them both.
  • Young Soul Rebels – The Queen’s Silver Jubilee beats to the sounds of Funkadelic, Sylvester and the O’Jays in Isaac Julien’s feature debut.
  • Stud Life – JJ is a lesbian ‘Stud’ who works as a wedding photographer with her best friend, Seb, a pretty white gay boy. Their clients are wild, weird and wonderful and like many of them JJ and Seb are both looking for love in the wrong places.
  • The Stuart Hall Project – Composed of film, music and photographs from the archives, a fascinating portrait of the life and times of the founder of cultural studies and the New Left Experience.
  • Second Coming – Second Coming follows a close family over a year as they navigate their way through family life in the aftermath of an unexplained pregnancy.
  • A Moving Image – After a long absence, an artist returns to her gentrified community where she explores her social position and complicity in the rapid changes.
  • The Last Tree – Growing up with his foster mother amongst the rolling fields of rural Lincolnshire, Femi’s young life seems as idyllic as the landscape. But when he returns to London to live with his birth mother he struggles with the cultural values of his new environment.

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