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Coffee Coloured Children 1988

15 mins United Kingdom Director. Ngozi Onwurah

An intimate experimental monologue about the trauma of racial harassment and self-hate that accompanies growing up mixed-race, this short film examines the complexity of Britain's racial 'melting pot'. Performance art based in rituals of water and fire explores the psychological journey of trying to assimilate to and overcome the unachievable standard of whiteness.

Tega Otiki

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Directed by

Ngozi Onwurah

Featuring

Madge Onwurah

Annette Mckay

Michael Mckay

Haley Mckay

Genres

Biopic

Tags

Racism 1970s Afro-Caribbean community in Great Britain Mixed-race children

Collection

The Female Gaze Black British Filmmaking

Released

1988

Country

United Kingdom

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