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#BlackBoyJoyGone

#BlackBoyJoyGone (#BBJG) is a BFI Doc Society funded hybrid documentary by and for black men. It explores mental health, sexual trauma and finding strength through brotherhood. Blending interviews, poetry, dance and storytelling, the film captures the lives, realities, and the hopeful perspectives of men in the North, the Midlands and London in the United Kingdom.

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#BlackBoyJoyGone (2022)

Short (25mins) Documentary

Region:

United Kingdom

Rating:

14+

Director(s):

Ashley Karrell | Isaac Ouro-Gnao

Showtimes:

Sun 25 Sep 2022, 5.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

Tue 27 Sep 2022, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

Caribbean Premiere


Ashley Karrell

Ashley Karrell

Ashley Karrell is an award-winning artist in film, photography, theatre and visual art with a career spanning over 20 years. He has produced a broad spectrum of work that includes visual art, commercial and experimental video productions and mass participation pieces across and outside of the UK. His name is well known for the film and documentary of Geraldine Connor’s epic masterpiece ‘Carnival Messiah’, which debuted at the Leeds International Film Festival 2017. Its West Indies premier was at the trinidad+tobago film festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary.

Isaac Ouro-Gnao

Isaac Ouro-Gnao is a Togolese-British multidisciplinary artist and freelance journalist. He creates empathetic and thought-provoking work rooted in traditional African realism, magical realism, and Africanfuturism. His impact in the dance world has been multifaceted; working as a performer, voice artist, scriptwriter, and marketer for esteemed dance theatre artists and companies. Credits include award-winning ‘Family Honour’ (2018) by Spoken Movement; Olivier award-winning ‘BLKDOG’ (2018) by Far From The Norm; sold-out solo ‘The Oreo Complex’ (2018). His writing has appeared in the form of features, reviews, and poetry in publications such as Lolwe, The Stage, A Younger Theatre, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, and more. Isaac is a member of Body Politic’s board of directors and is a mental health advocate through Mind charity’s Young Black Men steering group.

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