Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Dear Black Child

Experimental Film United Kingdom 2023
By Tobi Onabolu
Dear Black Child is a story about the many ways Black people can individually and collectively develop practices to reconnect with joy. A fantasy piece expressed through movement and dance, the film explores the journey of returning to joy. The Seeker, arising from a meditation, enters an enchanted forest, using movement and breathwork to reconnect with the self, ultimately manifesting the energy of Wanderlust, to guide them through the forest.

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Film Info

Info

Title
Dear Black Child
Original title
Dear Black Child
Category
Experimental Film
Release Date
20.01.2023
Country
  • United Kingdom
Spoken language
  • English
Subtitles
  • English
Length
19 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Dolby SRD

Crew

Director
Producers
  • Jess Ajose
  • Crew
  • Lola "Lolly" Michaels (Cinematographer)
  • Nic Wassell (Editor)
  • Ejiro "4Stringz" Wassell (Music)
  • Social

    Director

    • Tobi Onabolu

      Born in London, Tobi Onabolu is an artist and writer who lives nomadically with a base in Grand Popo, Benin Republic. He works in an interdisciplinary and collaborative style predominantly across moving-image, poetry, and performance.

      Interrogating the process of inner child reconnection, Tobi uses his body and lived experience as a conceptual point of departure. His practice is concerned with expanding consciousness through space and across time as an avenue for personal and collective healing.

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