Leave the Edges is a rich and thoughtful exploration of the complex ancestries of African diasporic cultural expression, inspired by post-colonial African spirituality and artistic practices that range from West Africa and the Caribbean to Europe. It mixes subtle and exquisite film with live choreography to create a visual poem of dynamic interactions between image, dance, ritual and music.

Leave the Edges will be screened inside our virtual auditorium and followed by a short Q&A with the filmmaker. We are also showcasing Baff Akoto’s VR documentary series Virtual (Black) Realities as part of the LFF Expanded programme. The artist will give an insight into how the convergence between conventional and immersive filmmaking has influenced his work. (LINK to Leave the edges in Experimenta)

Credits:

United Kingdom, 2020

Directed by Baff Akoto Produced by L-A Appiah, Baff Akoto

Written by Baff Akoto Featuring Yane Mareine, Yinka Esi Graves, Julien Béramis

Runtime: 40 minutes followed by a short Q&A with the filmmaker